cottise

cottise

(ˈkɒtɪs) heraldry
n
a narrow stripe that usually occurs as one of a pair, with each stripe occurring on either side of a bend, fess, or other charge, and each being one fourth of a bend in breadth
vb (tr)
to decorate with a cottise or cottises
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References in classic literature ?
After 1802, the chevalier sealed his letters with a very old seal, ill-engraved to be sure, by which the Casterans, the d'Esgrignons, the Troisvilles were enabled to see that he bore: Party of France, two cottises gemelled gules, and gules, five mascles or, placed end to end; on a chief sable, a cross argent.