heraldic bearing

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Noun1.heraldic bearing - heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shieldheraldic bearing - heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
annulet, roundel - (heraldry) a charge in the shape of a circle; "a hollow roundel"
chevron - an inverted V-shaped charge
fleur-de-lys, fleur-de-lis - (heraldry) charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an iris
heraldry - emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms
ordinary - (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields
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Cornelius was a scholar, and was wealthy, -- at least he had been before the confiscation of his property; Cornelius belonged to the merchant-bourgeoisie, who were prouder of their richly emblazoned shop signs than the hereditary nobility of their heraldic bearings. Therefore, although he might find Rosa a pleasant companion for the dreary hours of his captivity, when it came to a question of bestowing his heart it was almost certain that he would bestow it upon a tulip, -- that is to say, upon the proudest and noblest of flowers, rather than upon poor Rosa, the jailer's lowly child.
The Donnithorne Arms stood at the entrance of the village, and a small farmyard and stackyard which flanked it, indicating that there was a pretty take of land attached to the inn, gave the traveller a promise of good feed for himself and his horse, which might well console him for the ignorance in which the weather-beaten sign left him as to the heraldic bearings of that ancient family, the Donnithornes.
'"MERCIE--thank you," said the Lady Flabella, as the lively but devoted Cherizette plentifully besprinkled with the fragrant compound the Lady Flabella's MOUCHOIR of finest cambric, edged with richest lace, and emblazoned at the four corners with the Flabella crest, and gorgeous heraldic bearings of that noble family.