"Six roundlets; three, two, one, in pile. When there are many figures of the same species borne in coats of arms, their number must be observed as they stand, and properly expressed." -Hall, 1862

Six Roundlets

"Six roundlets; three, two, one, in pile. When there are many figures of the same species borne in coats…

"Three roundlets, two over one; if the single roundlet had been at the top, it would have been called one over two. When there are many figures of the same species borne in coats of arms, their number must be observed as they stand, and properly expressed." -Hall, 1862

Three Roundlets

"Three roundlets, two over one; if the single roundlet had been at the top, it would have been called…

"Three roundlets in bend. They might also be placed in fess, chief, base, or in pale. When there are many figures of the same species borne in coats of arms, their number must be observed as they stand, and properly expressed." -Hall, 1862

Three Roundlets

"Three roundlets in bend. They might also be placed in fess, chief, base, or in pale. When there are…

"The two roundlets are arranged in pale, but they may appear in chief or base. When there are many figures of the same species borne in coats of arms, their number must be observed as they stand, and properly expressed." -Hall, 1862

Two Roundlets

"The two roundlets are arranged in pale, but they may appear in chief or base. When there are many figures…

"The two roundlets are arranged in pale, but they may appear in ... fess. When there are many figures of the same species borne in coats of arms, their number must be observed as they stand, and properly expressed." -Hall, 1862

Two Roundlets

"The two roundlets are arranged in pale, but they may appear in ... fess. When there are many figures…

5 Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared against him. 6 And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand: but he told not his father or his mother what he had done. Judges 14:5-6 KJV

Saltier Ordinary

5 Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath:…

A heraldic field sprinkled with drops of blood.

Guttée du Sang

A heraldic field sprinkled with drops of blood.

"Argent, a scarpe, gules. SCARPE. A diminutive of the bend sinister." -Hall, 1862

Scarpe

"Argent, a scarpe, gules. SCARPE. A diminutive of the bend sinister." -Hall, 1862

Gules, a baton, sable, garnished, or. The baton is the fourth part of the bend, and, as before mentioned, it is a mark of illegitimacy, and seldom used in Heraldry, but by the illegitimate descendants of royalty. -Hall, 1862

Shield Showing Scarpe

Gules, a baton, sable, garnished, or. The baton is the fourth part of the bend, and, as before mentioned,…

"When several charges appear in one shield, the number in each row is generally indicated - as, 'three, two, and one,' and these must be given in writing, not in figures; but when the numbers exceed six, they produce the appearance of a pattern, and the field so covered is said to be seméee with the charge in question."—Aveling, 1891

Shield Semée

"When several charges appear in one shield, the number in each row is generally indicated - as, 'three,…

"Argent, a serpent nowed proper. NOWED. This word signifies tied or knotted, and is applied to serpents, wiverns, or any animals whose tails are twisted and enfolded like a knot." -Hall, 1862

Serpent Nowed Proper

"Argent, a serpent nowed proper. NOWED. This word signifies tied or knotted, and is applied to serpents,…

"Argent, a serpent crowned, or, vorant a (person). VORANT. Swallowing or devouring: any animal, in a charge, devouring another creature." -Hall, 1862

Serpent Vorant

"Argent, a serpent crowned, or, vorant a (person). VORANT. Swallowing or devouring: any animal, in a…

"In heraldry, a bearing resembling the pall (Y-shaped), but not reaching the edges of the escutcheon: the three extremities are usually pointed bluntly." -Whitney, 1911

Shake-Fork

"In heraldry, a bearing resembling the pall (Y-shaped), but not reaching the edges of the escutcheon:…

An example of a heraldic shield with roundels.

Shield with Roundels

An example of a heraldic shield with roundels.

A heraldic shield with a blue surface, which is represented by the horizontal lines.

Azure Shield

A heraldic shield with a blue surface, which is represented by the horizontal lines.

"The Billet is a right-angled figure a little longer than broad, resembling a folded letter in form, and from this said to have been derived."—Aveling, 1891

Billet Shield

"The Billet is a right-angled figure a little longer than broad, resembling a folded letter in form,…

"The Bordure of Border surrounds the field, and generally covers one-fifth of the shield."—Aveling, 1891

Bordure of Border Shield

"The Bordure of Border surrounds the field, and generally covers one-fifth of the shield."—Aveling,…

A curvy bouche heraldic shield with a base division.

Bouche Shield

A curvy bouche heraldic shield with a base division.

A heraldic bouche-shaped shield with a base division.

Bouche Shield

A heraldic bouche-shaped shield with a base division.

A couche heraldic shield with a base division.

Couche Shield

A couche heraldic shield with a base division.

"Counter-vair is when the arrangement of the little shields or bells is varied so that those of the same tincture are placed base against base and point against point."—Aveling, 1891

Counter-Vair Shield

"Counter-vair is when the arrangement of the little shields or bells is varied so that those of the…

A curvy bouche shield with a per pale division.

Curvy Bouche Shield

A curvy bouche shield with a per pale division.

"The Flanch is formed of a segment of a circle placed on the side of the shield. It is always borne double or in pairs, the one on the dexter and the other on the sinister side."—Aveling, 1891

Flanch Shield

"The Flanch is formed of a segment of a circle placed on the side of the shield. It is always borne…

"The Frette is composed of a Bendlet and Scarp and a Mascle interlacing each other."—Aveling, 1891

Frette Shield

"The Frette is composed of a Bendlet and Scarp and a Mascle interlacing each other."—Aveling,…

"A description of cross, with the ends or extremities bent at right angles."—Avelin, 1891

Fylot Shield

"A description of cross, with the ends or extremities bent at right angles."—Avelin, 1891

A heraldic shield made of gold, which is represented by engraving dots of pricks into the shield.

Gold Shield

A heraldic shield made of gold, which is represented by engraving dots of pricks into the shield.

A heraldic shield with a green surface, which is represented by the perpendicular lines, drawn from the head to the base of the shield.

Gules Shield

A heraldic shield with a green surface, which is represented by the perpendicular lines, drawn from…

"The Label is a Closet of Barrulet placed on the upper part of the field, and having three of more pendents or ribands hanging therefrom."—Aveling, 1891

Label Shield

"The Label is a Closet of Barrulet placed on the upper part of the field, and having three of more pendents…

A bouche shield with a decorative trim and a per pale division.

Ornate Bouche Shield

A bouche shield with a decorative trim and a per pale division.

A pointed heraldic shield with a base division.

Pointed Shield

A pointed heraldic shield with a base division.

"Potent is when the field is covered with figures of potents, or crutches. Potent is now an obsolete word ... Potent, like vair, is of the alternate tinctures of argent and azure."—Aveling, 1891

Potent Shield

"Potent is when the field is covered with figures of potents, or crutches. Potent is now an obsolete…

"Potent counter-potent, sometimes called varry cuppy, differs from potent in that the potents of the same tincture are placed base to base and point to point."—Aveling, 1891

Potent Counter-Potent Shield

"Potent counter-potent, sometimes called varry cuppy, differs from potent in that the potents of the…

A heraldic shield with a purple surface, shown by the diagonal lines stretching from the top-right corner down to the bottom-left corner.

Purpure Shield

A heraldic shield with a purple surface, shown by the diagonal lines stretching from the top-right corner…

"The Rustre differs from the mascle in that the perforation of the device is circular and not throughout."—Aveling, 1891

Rustre Shield

"The Rustre differs from the mascle in that the perforation of the device is circular and not throughout."—Aveling,…

A heraldic shield with a black surface, which is shown by the crossing horizontal and vertical lines.

Sable Shield

A heraldic shield with a black surface, which is shown by the crossing horizontal and vertical lines.

A heraldic shield made of silver, which is represented by its plain, smooth surface.

Silver Shield

A heraldic shield made of silver, which is represented by its plain, smooth surface.

A spiked bouche heraldic shield with a per pale division.

Spiked Bouche Shield

A spiked bouche heraldic shield with a per pale division.

A heraldic shield with argent and azure tinctures.

Varus Shield

A heraldic shield with argent and azure tinctures.

A heraldic shield with a green surface, represented by the diagonal lines drawn from the top left corner to the bottom right corner.

Vert Shield

A heraldic shield with a green surface, represented by the diagonal lines drawn from the top left corner…

"Achievement of Arms of Humphrey Stafford, A.D. 1460. From his Garter-Plate at Windsor."—Aveling, 1891

Shield of Humphrey Stafford

"Achievement of Arms of Humphrey Stafford, A.D. 1460. From his Garter-Plate at Windsor."—Aveling,…

"Argent, a stag at gaze proper. GAZE. An intent look. This is said of a deer standing still, and turning its head to look earnestly at any object." -Hall, 1862

Stag at Gaze

"Argent, a stag at gaze proper. GAZE. An intent look. This is said of a deer standing still, and turning…

"Argent, a stag lodged, proper, attired, or. ATTIRED. When the horns of a stag are of a different tincture to its head, it is said to be attired." -Hall, 1862

Stag Attired

"Argent, a stag lodged, proper, attired, or. ATTIRED. When the horns of a stag are of a different tincture…

"Argent, a stag's head caboshed, proper. CABOCHED or CABOSHED. Beasts' heads borne without any part of the neck, and full faced." -Hall, 1862

Stag Caboshed

"Argent, a stag's head caboshed, proper. CABOCHED or CABOSHED. Beasts' heads borne without any part…

"Argent, a stag proper courant. COURANT. Running." -Hall, 1862

Stag Courant

"Argent, a stag proper courant. COURANT. Running." -Hall, 1862

"LODGED. A stag sitting on the ground with its head erect, is said to be lodged." -Hall, 1862

Stag Lodged

"LODGED. A stag sitting on the ground with its head erect, is said to be lodged." -Hall, 1862

"Argent, a stag proper, tripping. TRIPPING. The motion of deer, between running and walking." -Hall, 1862

Stag Tripping

"Argent, a stag proper, tripping. TRIPPING. The motion of deer, between running and walking." -Hall,…

The wrought-iron escutcheon tablet was of German origin of the 16th century.

Wrought-Iron Escutcheon Strap-Work Tablet

The wrought-iron escutcheon tablet was of German origin of the 16th century.

"Azure, a sun in its splendour. SOL, or THE SUN IN ITS SPLENDOUR. The sun is said to be in its splendour when it is figured (that is, delineated with a human face) and surrounded with rays. Sometimes this figure is called a sun in its glory." -Hall, 1862

Sun in its Splendor

"Azure, a sun in its splendour. SOL, or THE SUN IN ITS SPLENDOUR. The sun is said to be in its splendour…

"A swan's head erased at the neck, ducally gorged or. GORGED. Any animals, particularly birds, that have collars round the neck, are said to be gorged." -Hall, 1862

Swan Gorged

"A swan's head erased at the neck, ducally gorged or. GORGED. Any animals, particularly birds, that…

"Argent, a sword proper couped, hilted or. HILTED. The handle of a sword tinctured." -Hall, 1862

Sword Hilted

"Argent, a sword proper couped, hilted or. HILTED. The handle of a sword tinctured." -Hall, 1862

"Gules, a sword erect in pale, argent, surmounted by two keys, saltier, or. SURMOUNTED. A figure or bearing having another over it." -Hall, 1862

Sword Surmounted by Keys

"Gules, a sword erect in pale, argent, surmounted by two keys, saltier, or. SURMOUNTED. A figure or…

"Argent, three swords in pile, their points towards the base. IN PILE. Arms or other charges that are placed so as to form the shape of a pile are said to be borne in pile." -Hall, 1862

Swords in Pile

"Argent, three swords in pile, their points towards the base. IN PILE. Arms or other charges that are…

A common item of men's clothing during the Middle Ages. It is a short coat with short sleeves or shoulder pieces.

Tabard

A common item of men's clothing during the Middle Ages. It is a short coat with short sleeves or shoulder…

"Argent, a talbot's head erased, semé of billets. TALBOT. A dog formerly used for hunting. It is formed something between a hound and a beagle, with a large snout, and long, round, thick ears." -Hall, 1862

Talbot

"Argent, a talbot's head erased, semé of billets. TALBOT. A dog formerly used for hunting. It…

A simple tilting shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Tilting Shield

A simple tilting shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

A simple tilting shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Tilting Shield

A simple tilting shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

A simple tilting shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Tilting Shield

A simple tilting shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

A simple tilting shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Tilting Shield

A simple tilting shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

"Argent, three torteaux in bend, sinister. TORTEAUX. Red roundlets." -Hall, 1862

Torteaux

"Argent, three torteaux in bend, sinister. TORTEAUX. Red roundlets." -Hall, 1862

"Gules, three towers embattled argent. BATTLEMENTS. Divisions or apertures on the top of castle walls or towers." -Hall, 1862

Towers Embattled

"Gules, three towers embattled argent. BATTLEMENTS. Divisions or apertures on the top of castle walls…