"Argent, a pale, dancette vert. DANCETTE. A zig-zag figure with spaces between the points, much larger than in the indented." -Hall, 1862

Dancette

"Argent, a pale, dancette vert. DANCETTE. A zig-zag figure with spaces between the points, much larger…

Differences are shields with a distinguishing charge or bordure. "Party per pale, azure and gules; a bordure, argent." -Hall, 1862

Shield Showing Difference

Differences are shields with a distinguishing charge or bordure. "Party per pale, azure and gules; a…

Differences are shields with a distinguishing charge or bordure. "The annexed example is or, a bordure engrailed, gules." -Hall, 1862

Shield Showing Difference

Differences are shields with a distinguishing charge or bordure. "The annexed example is or, a bordure…

"Gules, a dolphin naiant embowed or. EMBOWED. Any thing bent or curved, like a bow." -Hall, 1862

Dolphin Embowed

"Gules, a dolphin naiant embowed or. EMBOWED. Any thing bent or curved, like a bow." -Hall, 1862

"Argent, a dragon proper, tail nowed. DRAGON.. An imaginary monster; a mixture of beast, bird, and reptile. It is frequently borne in crests and charges." -Hall, 1862

Dragon

"Argent, a dragon proper, tail nowed. DRAGON.. An imaginary monster; a mixture of beast, bird, and reptile.…

The heraldic charge of the eagle is one of the earliest charges. It holds the same rank that the lion maintains among beasts.

Eagle

The heraldic charge of the eagle is one of the earliest charges. It holds the same rank that the lion…

"Argent, an eagle displayed sable. DISPLAYED. A bird whose wings are expanded and legs spread is said to be displayed." -Hall, 1862

Eagle Displayed

"Argent, an eagle displayed sable. DISPLAYED. A bird whose wings are expanded and legs spread is said…

"Argent, an eagle proper en arrière. EN ARRIÈRE. An expression borrowed from the French, to signify any creature borne with its back to view." -Hall, 1862

Eagle en Arrière

"Argent, an eagle proper en arrière. EN ARRIÈRE. An expression borrowed from the French,…

The heraldic shield of King Edward I of England, reigning from 1272 to 1307.

Shield of Edward I

The heraldic shield of King Edward I of England, reigning from 1272 to 1307.

An elliptical shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Elliptical Shield

An elliptical shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

"Argent, a pale between two endorses, gules. The pale has another diminutive one fourth its size; it is called an endorse." -Hall, 1862

Endorses and Pale

"Argent, a pale between two endorses, gules. The pale has another diminutive one fourth its size; it…

"ESCALOP. The shell of a sea-fish, used to decorate the palmers on their way to and from Palestine; frequently used as a charge in Heraldry." -Hall, 1862

Escalop

"ESCALOP. The shell of a sea-fish, used to decorate the palmers on their way to and from Palestine;…

"ESCUTCHEON. This word is sometimes used to express the whole coat of arms, sometimes only the field upon which the arms are painted. It more generally denotes the painted shields used at funerals. The field, if the husband is dead and wife survives, is black on the dexter side only; if the wife is deceased, it is black on the sinister side; if both, it is black all over. The example shows that this is the escutcheon of a deceased baron, whose lady survives." -Hall, 1862

Escutcheon

"ESCUTCHEON. This word is sometimes used to express the whole coat of arms, sometimes only the field…

"Argent, a chevron or, between three crosslets sable, on the fess point surtout the chevron an escutcheon of pretence gules, three quatrefoils argent. ESCUTCHEON OF PRETENCE. A small escutcheon, on which a man bears the coat of arms of his wife, being an heiress." -Hall, 1862

Escutcheon of Pretence

"Argent, a chevron or, between three crosslets sable, on the fess point surtout the chevron an escutcheon…

"ETOILE. The French word for a star. It differs from the mullet in the number of points, and four of the points being rayant." -Hall, 1862

Etoile

"ETOILE. The French word for a star. It differs from the mullet in the number of points, and four of…

The shield of a knight of the time of Edward II. The lion's face is a common charge in heraldry.

Heraldic Shield with a Lion's Face

The shield of a knight of the time of Edward II. The lion's face is a common charge in heraldry.

"Argent, a fess gules. FESS. An honourable ordinary occupying the third part of the shield between the centre and the base." -Hall, 1862

Fess

"Argent, a fess gules. FESS. An honourable ordinary occupying the third part of the shield between the…

"Argent, a fess gules, embattled grady. EMBATTLED GRADY. Where the battlements gradually rise one above another." -Hall, 1862

Fess Embattled Grady

"Argent, a fess gules, embattled grady. EMBATTLED GRADY. Where the battlements gradually rise one above…

"Argent, a fess humetty gules, between three mullets sable. HUMETTY. A term used to denote an ordinary, parts of which are couped or cut off, so that it does not touch the edges of the shield." -Hall, 1862

Fess Humetty

"Argent, a fess humetty gules, between three mullets sable. HUMETTY. A term used to denote an ordinary,…

"FESS POINT. The exact centre of the escutcheon, as seen in the annexed example." -Hall, 1862

Fess Point

"FESS POINT. The exact centre of the escutcheon, as seen in the annexed example." -Hall, 1862

Gules, two bars, argent. The bar is formed in the same manner as the fess, but it only occupies the fifth part of the field. It differs from the fess, that ordinary being always placed in the centre of the field; but the bar may be placed in any part of it, and there may be more than one bar in an escutcheon. -Hall, 1862

Shield Showing Fess

Gules, two bars, argent. The bar is formed in the same manner as the fess, but it only occupies the…

"Or, a chief, purpure, in the lower part a fillet, azure. The chief has a diminutive called a fillet; it must never be more than one fourth the breadth of the chief." -Hall, 1862

Fillet and Chief

"Or, a chief, purpure, in the lower part a fillet, azure. The chief has a diminutive called a fillet;…

"Azure, a flanche, argent. The flanche is formed by two curved lines nearly touching each other in the centre of the shield." -Hall, 1862

Flanche Ordinary

"Azure, a flanche, argent. The flanche is formed by two curved lines nearly touching each other in the…

"Azure, a flasque, argent. In the flasque the curved lines do not approach so near each other." -Hall, 1862

Flasque Ordinary

"Azure, a flasque, argent. In the flasque the curved lines do not approach so near each other." -Hall,…

"Argent, two foxes counter salient. COUNTER SALIENT. Two animals leaping different ways from each other." -Hall, 1862

Foxes Counter Salient

"Argent, two foxes counter salient. COUNTER SALIENT. Two animals leaping different ways from each other."…

"Azure, a fret argent. FRET. Two laths interlaced with a mascle." -Hall, 1862

Fret

"Azure, a fret argent. FRET. Two laths interlaced with a mascle." -Hall, 1862

"Azure, a fret, argent. The fret is formed by two lines interlaced in saltier with a mascle." -Hall, 1862

Fret Ordinary

"Azure, a fret, argent. The fret is formed by two lines interlaced in saltier with a mascle." -Hall,…

"Gules, fretty argent. FRETTY. This word denotes a field covered with fretwork or laths interlacing each other." -Hall, 1862

Fretty

"Gules, fretty argent. FRETTY. This word denotes a field covered with fretwork or laths interlacing…

"Gules, fretty of ten pieces, argent. Fretty is when the shield is covered with lines crossing each other diagonally and interlaced." -Hall, 1862

Fretty Ordinary

"Gules, fretty of ten pieces, argent. Fretty is when the shield is covered with lines crossing each…

"The black is left on the dexter side, showing that the husband is deceased, and that his wife survives him." -Hall, 1862

Funeral Atchievement

"The black is left on the dexter side, showing that the husband is deceased, and that his wife survives…

The image "shows that the husband survives the wife." -Hall, 1862

Funeral Atchievement

The image "shows that the husband survives the wife." -Hall, 1862

The image "shows that the husband and his first wife are deceased, and that the second wife is the survivor." -Hall, 1862

Funeral Atchievement

The image "shows that the husband and his first wife are deceased, and that the second wife is the survivor."…

"The shield on the dexter side of the hatchment is parted per pale; first, the arms of the bishopric; second, the paternal arms of the bishop. The shield on the dexter side is the arms of the bishop impaling those of his wife as baron and femme; the ground of the hatchment is black round the sinister side of this shield, showing that it is the wife that is dead." -Hall, 1862

Funeral Atchievement

"The shield on the dexter side of the hatchment is parted per pale; first, the arms of the bishopric;…

This image shows "the hatchment of a lady that has died unmarried. The arms of females of all ranks are placed in a lozenge-shaped shield." -Hall, 1862

Funeral Atchievement

This image shows "the hatchment of a lady that has died unmarried. The arms of females of all ranks…

This image shows "the hatchment of the widow of a bishop; ... here the lozenge-shaped shield is parted per pale. Baron and femme:—first, parted paleways, on the dexter side the arms of the bishopric, on the sinister side the paternal arms of the bishop. Second, the arms of the femme: the widow of a bishop has a right to exhibit the arms of the see over which her husband presided, as though his death has dissolved all connection with the see. She has a right to emblazon all that will honour her deceased husband." -Hall, 1862

Funeral Atchievement

This image shows "the hatchment of the widow of a bishop; ... here the lozenge-shaped shield is parted…

"Or, a fusil purpure. THE FUSIL. Is longer than the lozenge: the upper and lower ends are more acute." -Hall, 1862

Fusil

"Or, a fusil purpure. THE FUSIL. Is longer than the lozenge: the upper and lower ends are more acute."…

"Argent, a fusil, purpure. The fusil is narrower than the lozenge, the angles at the chief and base being more acute, and the others more obtuse." -Hall, 1862

Fusil Ordinary

"Argent, a fusil, purpure. The fusil is narrower than the lozenge, the angles at the chief and base…

"A field Fusilly is similar to Lozengy, but the figures are more elongated."—Aveling, 1891

Fusilly

"A field Fusilly is similar to Lozengy, but the figures are more elongated."—Aveling, 1891

"GALLEY. An ancient vessel propelled by oars; frequently used in shields of naval officers." -Hall, 1862

Galley

"GALLEY. An ancient vessel propelled by oars; frequently used in shields of naval officers." -Hall,…

"Argent, a garbe proper. GARBE. The heraldic term for a sheaf of any kind of corn." -Hall, 1862

Garbe

"Argent, a garbe proper. GARBE. The heraldic term for a sheaf of any kind of corn." -Hall, 1862

Three Lions Passant Gardant. The escutcheon shows three lions passant (walking left with a leg raised) and gardant (facing the viewer).

Three Lions Passant Gardant

Three Lions Passant Gardant. The escutcheon shows three lions passant (walking left with a leg raised)…

"Or, a garter vert. GARTER. One of the diminutives of the bend, being half the size." -Hall, 1862

Garter

"Or, a garter vert. GARTER. One of the diminutives of the bend, being half the size." -Hall, 1862

21 Then the angel of the LORD put forth the end of the staff that was in his hand, and touched the flesh and the unleavened cakes; and there rose up fire out of the rock, and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes. Then the angel of the LORD departed out of his sight. Judges 6:21 KJV

Shield Showing Garter

21 Then the angel of the LORD put forth the end of the staff that was in his hand, and touched the flesh…

Barry of seven pieces, argent and azure. When the shield contains a number of bars of metal and colour alternate, exceeding five, it is called barry of so many pieces, expressing their numbers. -Hall, 1862

Shield Showing Gemels

Barry of seven pieces, argent and azure. When the shield contains a number of bars of metal and colour…

"GRIFFIN or GRYPHON. A chimerical animal, half bird, half beast." -Hall, 1862

Griffin

"GRIFFIN or GRYPHON. A chimerical animal, half bird, half beast." -Hall, 1862

"GUTTY. A term derived from the Latin word gutta, a drop. A field bearing drops, as in the example, is called gutty." -Hall, 1862

Gutty

"GUTTY. A term derived from the Latin word gutta, a drop. A field bearing drops, as in the example,…

"GYRON. A triangular figure formed by two lines from one of the angles of the shield to the centre. The gyron may be drawn in any part of the shield, but it is generally placed as in the annexed example." -Hall, 1862

Gyron

"GYRON. A triangular figure formed by two lines from one of the angles of the shield to the centre.…

"The gyron is a triangular figure formed by drawing a line from the dexter angle of the chief of the shield to the fess point, and an horizontal line from that point to the dexter side of the shield." -Hall, 1862

Gyron Ordinary

"The gyron is a triangular figure formed by drawing a line from the dexter angle of the chief of the…

"Gyronny of eight pieces, azure, argent, and gules. GYRONNY. When the field is covered with gyrons, their points uniting in the centre." -Hall, 1862

Gyronny

"Gyronny of eight pieces, azure, argent, and gules. GYRONNY. When the field is covered with gyrons,…

"Gyronny of eight, gules and argent. GYRONNY. In heraldry, dividend into a number of triangular parts of two different tinctures." -Whitney, 1911

Gyronny

"Gyronny of eight, gules and argent. GYRONNY. In heraldry, dividend into a number of triangular parts…

"Gyrony of eight pieces, argent and gules. The field is said to be gyrony when it is covered with gyrons." -Hall, 1862

Gyrony Ordinary

"Gyrony of eight pieces, argent and gules. The field is said to be gyrony when it is covered with gyrons."…

"Argent, an habergeon proper. HABERGEON. A coat of mail: it is also called a corslet and cuirass." -Hall, 1862

Habergeon

"Argent, an habergeon proper. HABERGEON. A coat of mail: it is also called a corslet and cuirass." -Hall,…

"Argent, a sinister hand couped at the wrist and erected gules, within a bordure azure. BORDURE or BORDER. This was the most ancient difference in coats of arms, to distinguish different branches of the same family. It is a border round the edge of the shield. Its situation is always the same; but the inner edge may be varied." -Hall, 1862

Hand and Bordure

"Argent, a sinister hand couped at the wrist and erected gules, within a bordure azure. BORDURE or BORDER.…

"Argent, a salmon proper haurient. HAURIENT. A fish, in a perpendicular direction, with its head upwards." -Hall, 1862

Haurient

"Argent, a salmon proper haurient. HAURIENT. A fish, in a perpendicular direction, with its head upwards."…

"Argent, a man's heart gules, ensigned with a celestial crown or. ENSIGNED. This word, in heraldic description, means ornamented." -Hall, 1862

Heart Ensigned

"Argent, a man's heart gules, ensigned with a celestial crown or. ENSIGNED. This word, in heraldic description,…

The heraldic shield and crown of Henry III of England.

Crown and Shield of Henry III

The heraldic shield and crown of Henry III of England.

The heraldic shield of Henry V, Prince of Wales.

Shield of Henry V

The heraldic shield of Henry V, Prince of Wales.

"HONOUR POINT. That part of the shield between the precise middle chief and the fess point. In the annexed example the large dot in the centre shows the fess point; the point within the letter D, the honour point." -Hall, 1862

Honour Point

"HONOUR POINT. That part of the shield between the precise middle chief and the fess point. In the annexed…

The heraldic shield of the British Howard family, after its augmentation.

Augmented Shield of Howard

The heraldic shield of the British Howard family, after its augmentation.

"Argent, a fess gules, impaled with argent, a bend azure. IMPALED. Two coats of arms, conjoined paleways, in one shield." -Hall, 1862

Impaled

"Argent, a fess gules, impaled with argent, a bend azure. IMPALED. Two coats of arms, conjoined paleways,…