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n. Heraldry
The point on an escutcheon between the fess point and the base point; the midpoint in the lower half of the escutcheon.

[French, from Old French, from (u)n ombril, (a) navel, from Vulgar Latin *umbilīculus, from Latin, diminutive of umbilīcus; see nobh- in Indo-European roots.]


(Heraldry) heraldry a point on a shield between the fesse point and the lowest point
[C16: from French, literally: navel]


(ˈnɒm brɪl)

the center point in the lower half of an armorial escutcheon.
[1555–65; < French: literally, navel, ultimately < Vulgar Latin *umbilīculus = Latin umbilīc(us) (see umbilicus) + -ulus -ule]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nombril - the center point on a shield
midpoint, centre, center - a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
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On the scutcheon we'll have a bend OR in the dexter base, a saltire MURREY in the fess, with a dog, couchant, for common charge, and under his foot a chain embattled, for slavery, with a chevron VERT in a chief engrailed, and three invected lines on a field AZURE, with the nombril points rampant on a dancette indented; crest, a runaway nigger, SABLE, with his bundle over his shoulder on a bar sinister; and a couple of gules for supporters, which is you and me; motto, MAGGIORE FRETTA, MINORE OTTO.
OUI, car beaucoup d'ecrivains marocains oublient le plaisir de lire et se focalisent trop sur leur nombril parce que justement ils ne lisent pas.
Le [beaucoup moins que] day-after [beaucoup plus grand que], par contre, durera tres longtemps pour [beaucoup moins que] celui [beaucoup plus grand que] qui se croyait etre le [beaucoup moins que] nombril [beaucoup plus grand que] du continent voulant dicter ses desirs a une caf qui l'a bien tacle pour une belle lecon que cet [beaucoup moins que] ex-organisateur [beaucoup plus grand que] devra apprendre durant sa lethargie.
The neon piece, Unfinished, 201 1, installed in the gallery entrance, carried the words JE SUIS LE NOMBRIL DU MONDE (I am the navel of the world).
qui n'est point autre chose, comme le nombril anatomique meme qui le represente, que cette beance dont nous parlons" (26).
Et aussi l'Europe a qui nous sommes lies par le nombril.