An illustration of mascled armor.

Mascled Armor

An illustration of mascled armor.

A pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside

General Capsule

A pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside

"It will be observed that the charge upon the shield in this instance is not the Cross, but the lozenges."—Aveling, 1891

Four Fusils in Cross

"It will be observed that the charge upon the shield in this instance is not the Cross, but the lozenges."—Aveling,…

"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,…

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."…

"Fusil, In heraldry, a bearing differing from the lozenge in being longer in proportion to its breadth, and named from its shape, which resembles that of a spindle." -Whitney, 1911

Fusil Azure

"Fusil, In heraldry, a bearing differing from the lozenge in being longer in proportion to its breadth,…

"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

"Or, a lozenge vert. LOZENGE. An angular figure, known as diamond-shaped, to distinguish it from the square." -Hall, 1862

Lozenge

"Or, a lozenge vert. LOZENGE. An angular figure, known as diamond-shaped, to distinguish it from the…

"Argent, a lozenge, vert. The lozenge is formed by four equal and parallel lines but not rectangular, two of its opposite angles being acute, and two obtuse." -Hall, 1862

Lozenge Ordinary

"Argent, a lozenge, vert. The lozenge is formed by four equal and parallel lines but not rectangular,…

The door lozenge panel is a rhombus shape. It is a 17th century design found in the Nordlingen church in Germany.

Door Lozenge Panel

The door lozenge panel is a rhombus shape. It is a 17th century design found in the Nordlingen church…

The grill lozenge panel is a German Renaissance design found in a Townhall in Wurzburg, Germany.

Grill Lozenge Panel

The grill lozenge panel is a German Renaissance design found in a Townhall in Wurzburg, Germany.

The grill lozenge panel is a German Renaissance design found in a Townhall in Wurzburg, Germany.

Grill Lozenge Panel

The grill lozenge panel is a German Renaissance design found in a Townhall in Wurzburg, Germany.

The modern lozenge panel is found in a decorative painting. It is a rhombus shape design.

Modern Lozenge Panel

The modern lozenge panel is found in a decorative painting. It is a rhombus shape design.

The modern lozenge panel is found in a decorative painting. It is a rhombus shape design.

Modern Lozenge Panel

The modern lozenge panel is found in a decorative painting. It is a rhombus shape design.

"The escutcheons of maiden ladies and widows are painted on a lozenge-shaped shield." -Hall, 1862

Lozenge Shield

"The escutcheons of maiden ladies and widows are painted on a lozenge-shaped shield." -Hall, 1862

"Lozengy gules and argent. LOZENGY. Covered with lozenges." -Hall, 1862

Lozengy

"Lozengy gules and argent. LOZENGY. Covered with lozenges." -Hall, 1862

"Argent, a mascle, vert. MASCLE. An open lozenge-shaped figure, one of the subordinate ordinaries." -Hall, 1862

Mascle

"Argent, a mascle, vert. MASCLE. An open lozenge-shaped figure, one of the subordinate ordinaries."…

A mascle is a voided lozenge-- that is, a lozenge with a lozenge-shaped hole in the middle-- and the rarer rustre is a lozenge containing a circular hole. A field covered in a pattern of lozenges is described as lozengy; similar fields of mascles are masculy, and fusils, fusily.

Mascle

A mascle is a voided lozenge-- that is, a lozenge with a lozenge-shaped hole in the middle-- and the…

"Gules, a mascle, argent. The mascle is in the shape of a lozenge but perforated through its whole extent except a narrow border." -Hall, 1862

Mascle Ordinary

"Gules, a mascle, argent. The mascle is in the shape of a lozenge but perforated through its whole extent…

"Armorists distinguish several points in the escutcheon in order to determine exactly the position of the bearings or charges.A, the dexter chief.B, the precise middle chief.C, the sinister chief.D, the honour point.E, the fess point.F, the nombril point.G, the dexter base.H, the precise middle base. I, the sinister base." -Hall, 1862

Points of the Shield

"Armorists distinguish several points in the escutcheon in order to determine exactly the position of…

"In heraldry, a charge consisting of two bendlets placed in saltier and interplaced with a mascle." -Whitney, 1911

Saltire Fretted

"In heraldry, a charge consisting of two bendlets placed in saltier and interplaced with a mascle."…