"Ermine, on a chevron azure, three foxes' heads erased, argent. The augmentation is in a canton azure, a fleur-de-lis argent. AUGMENTATION. This word signifies in Heraldry a particular mark of honour, granted by the sovereign in consideration of some noble action, or by favour; and either quartered with the family arms, or on an escutcheon or canton." -Hall, 1862

Augmentation

"Ermine, on a chevron azure, three foxes' heads erased, argent. The augmentation is in a canton azure,…

"Ermine, two bars gules. BAR. An honourable ordinary, occupying one-fifth of the shield. It may be placed in any part of the field. It has two diminutives, the closet and barrulet." -Hall, 1862

Bar Ordinary

"Ermine, two bars gules. BAR. An honourable ordinary, occupying one-fifth of the shield. It may be placed…

A Cap of Maintenance is a ceremonial crimson velvet cap lined with ermine. It is one of the insignia of the British sovereign, and paraded directly before the monarch during the coronation procession or on such state occasions as the State Opening of Parliament. It is carried by the Leader of the House of Lords, upon a white wand.

Cap of Maintenance

A Cap of Maintenance is a ceremonial crimson velvet cap lined with ermine. It is one of the insignia…

"CHAPEAU. Cap of maintenance or dignity, borne only by sovereign princes. It is formed of crimson or scarlet velvet, lined with ermine." -Hall, 1862

Chapeau

"CHAPEAU. Cap of maintenance or dignity, borne only by sovereign princes. It is formed of crimson or…

"CIVIC CAP. A cap of dignity borne by mayors of cities or corporate bodies: it is formed of sables garnished with ermine." -Hall, 1862

Civic Cap

"CIVIC CAP. A cap of dignity borne by mayors of cities or corporate bodies: it is formed of sables garnished…

A heraldic shield with a charge of a cross with four ermine spots.

Cross of Four Ermine Spots

A heraldic shield with a charge of a cross with four ermine spots.

The ermine (Mustela erminea) is a small mammal in the Mustelidae family of weasels.

Ermine

The ermine (Mustela erminea) is a small mammal in the Mustelidae family of weasels.

"In heraldry, one of the furs, represented with its peculiar spots black on a white ground (argent, spots sable)." -Whitney, 1911

Ermine

"In heraldry, one of the furs, represented with its peculiar spots black on a white ground (argent,…

Ermine pattern on a shield

Heraldry, Ermine

Ermine pattern on a shield

The white owl (also known as the snowy or ermine owl), found in the colder latitudes of the world. Its heavy coating of feathers is well-suited to arctic climes.

White Owl

The white owl (also known as the snowy or ermine owl), found in the colder latitudes of the world. Its…