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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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Three martlets on a field azure, that must be one of the Luttrells.
You have seven martlets on your arms; give three to your wife, and you will still have four; that is one more than M.
He will be setting off from the cafe he owns in Hove Lagoon, and hopes to raise PS5,000 for The Martlets hospice which cares for terminally ill people in Sussex.
The project is raising money for The Martlets hospice which cares for terminally ill people in Sussex.
In it, Lewis published an essay on William Morris, a version of one of two papers on the author that he presented to the Martlets, an Oxford literary society, and a writer that Modernism had largely dismissed.
(5) Julia Reinhard Lupton, 'Making Room, Affording Hospitality: Environments of Entertainment in Romeo and Juliet', Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 43.1 (2013), 145-72; Julia Reinhard Lupton, 'Macbeth's Martlets: Shakespearean Phenomenologies of Hospitality', Criticism, 54 (2012), 365-76; Julia Reinhard Lupton, 'The Affordances of Hospitality: Shakespearean Drama between Historicism and Phenomenology', Poetics Today, 35 (2014), 615-33; David Ruiter, 'Shakespeare and Hospitality: Opening The Winter's Tale , Mediterranean Studies, 16 (2007), 157-77; but Daryl W Palmer's Hospitable Performances: Dramatic Genre and Cultural Practices in Early Modern England (West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 1992) took up concerns with hospitality much earlier.
In "Macbeth's Martlets: Shakespearean Phenomenologies of Hospitality," Julia Reinhard Lupton equates martlets with kindness, generosity, and warmth.
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Carter, editorial director of Biteback Publishing, still plays much of his cricket for Newick CC and the Sussex Martlets, London.
Unit 12 Martlets Way Goring By Sea Worthing West Sussex BN12 4HF
Olney Lass can be considered a worthy ally in the Donatello Ristorante Supports The Martlets Hospice Apprentice Handicap at Brighton.
BRIGHTON commemorates the late Sussex owner and steward Derek Hunnisett with a memorial raceday on Friday, when the beneficiary is the local Martlets hospice.