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2. Heraldry A representation of a bird without feet, used as a crest or bearing to indicate a fourth son.

[French martelet, from Martin, Saint Martin of Tours.]
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1. (Animals) an archaic name for a martin
2. (Heraldry) heraldry a footless bird often found in coats of arms, standing for either a martin or a swallow
[C16: from French martelet, variant of martinet, diminutive of martin]
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(ˈmɑrt lɪt)

a martin, esp. the European house martin, Delichon urbica.
[1530–40; < Middle French martelet, alter. of martinet]
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Patterns of birds (e.g., martlet, pelican, egret, crane, swan, crow, and night owl), figures, aquatic animals (e.g., fishes and seashells), flowers and plants (e.g., lilies, clover leaves, and trees), utensils (e.g., cross, weapons, musical instruments, sailing vessel, crown, helmet, and castle), heavenly bodies (e.g., armillary sphere, stars, new moon, and sun), and characters or geometric figures (block plane, stripes, zig-zag, and saw-tooth), are always bordered with various ornaments such as crests, upholders, and inscriptions, particularly in the form of plants.
Before Duncan's murder, there had been great irony in his exclamation at his arrival at Macbeth's castle when he remarked on its 'pleasant' siting, while Banquo invoked the presence there of the 'temple-haunting martlet' (I.
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We're keen to get him on the track, he's a half-brother to Martlet, who's done well, but he's not a very forward-looking horse and could need a bit of time."
Today's test will be very different as she faces 100-rated Stella Glow, fifth to Bocca Baciata at the Curragh last time, and the Tony Martin-trained Dark Crusader, a tough older mare, which beat Good Tradition at the Festival before finishing third to Martlet in the listed Galtres Stakes in York.
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