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Page vii - All persons who can deduce descent from an ancestor whose armorial ensigns have been acknowledged in any one of the Visitations, are entitled to carry those arms by right of inheritance.
Page xxxv - The five leaves which appear on the outside of a full-blown rose are, in Heraldry, called the barbs, and thus blazoned, a rose gu. barbed and seeded ppr. Barnacles, instruments used by farriers to curb horses. Baron and femme (per) , impalement of the arms of husband and wife. Bars-Oemel, two bars or barrulets placed parallel to each other, the the word Oemel being derived from " Gemelli,
Page vi - It was afterwards enacted by statute, that every freeholder should have his proper seal of arms; and he was either to appear at the head court of the shire, or send his attorney with the said seal, and those who omitted this duty were amerced or fined.
Page xv - The MOTTO is, according to Guillim, " a word, saying, or sentence which gentlemen carry in a scroll under the arms, and sometimes over the crest.
Page xlvi - Tilting- spear, a weapon used in tilts and tournaments. Timbre, signifies the helmet, when placed over the arms in a complete achievement. Tincture. See p. xxviii. Tirret, a modern name for manacles- or handcuffs. Toad, this animal in coat armour is always represented as if sitting in water, holding up its bead : by some' called the lordlings of frogs — their heads appearing above water like helmets.
Page xiv - WREATH, which was formed of two pieces of silk, " twisted together by the lady who chose the bearer for her knight." The tinctures of the Wreath are always those of the principal metal and colour of the arms ; and it is a rule in delineating the wreath (shewn edgewise above the shield) that the first coil shall be of the metal, and the last of the colour of which the achievement is constituted. Such are the wreaths in general use, but occasions have arisen when crowns and coronets supply their place....
Page xlvii - Wound, roundles when purple. Same as Golpes. Wreath, a garland, chaplet, or attire for the head. The wreath upon which " the crest " is usually borne is composed of two bands of silk interwoven or twisted together. See p. xiv. Wreathed, having a wreath on the head or elsewhere, or anything twisted in the form of a wreath.
Page xl - Jessa>it-<<, / . said of a fleur-de-lis passing through a leopard's face, through the mouth. Jesses, the leather thongs that fasten the bells to the legs of a hawk or falcon. Joinant, same as Conjoined.
Page xlvi - Trevet, a tripod, or three-legged frame of iron, used to set over tbe fire to support a pan or pot. Trevet, triangular. Trian aspect, showing three-fourth parts of the body. Triyle, or treble arched, formed of three arches. Tricorporate, is said when the bodies of three animals are represented issuing from the dexter, sinister, and base points of the escutcheon, and meeting conjoined to one head in the centre. Trident, a three-pronged barbed fork or spear. Trien, three. Trippant, applied to stags...
Page xi - Pretension, those borne by sovereigns who are not in possession of the dominions to which such arms belong, but who claim or pretend to have a right to such possession, as for instance the kings of England from Edward III. to George III. quartered the arms of France. 3. Arms of Community, being those of bishoprics, cities, universities, academies, and other bodies corporate.