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A swastika.

[Originally perhaps a device for the foot of a painted window : fill + foot.]
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(Heraldry) a rare word for swastika
[C16 (apparently meaning: a sign or device for the lower part or foot of a painted window): from fillen to fill + fot foot]
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(ˈfɪl fɒt)

a swastika.
[after a supposed designation for this figure in a ms. of c1500]
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(61) The image is discussed by Stephen Taylor, The Fylfot File (Cambridge: Perfect Publishers, 2006), 57-59, who also observes that the design is present in a window in the Westminster College chapel in a grouping possibly intended to represent the trinity (60).
(75) On "fylfot," see n.61 above; even the eagle-eyed Taylor, who of course mentions James's use of the symbol, relies on the Penguin Complete Ghost Stories of M.