inescutcheon


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inescutcheon

(ˌɪnɪˈskʌtʃən)
n
(Heraldry) heraldry a small shield-shaped charge in the centre of a shield
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Their smaller coat of arms consisted of four quarterings, with an inescutcheon in the middle, depicting the two crossed swords of the archmarshalship of the Holy Roman Empire for the electorate of Saxony.
What is unusual about its composition is that the arms of the archmarshalship of the Holy Roman Empire are shown on the second quartering, instead of their normal place on the inescutcheon.
For now, armed of beak and claw, the barred inescutcheon shielding its breast and the golden ribbon bearing the mystic motto of national purpose violently aflutter, the emblematic bird quivered above him on widely erected wings--while the symbolic constellation of thirteen cloud-encircled stars whirled furiously against a spot of intense blue which flashed like cold lightning above its snow-white head.