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It was emblazoned with the arms of the lords of Orley, without a bend sinister.

All these families bear the arms described by your correspondent, but without the bend sinister.

That a market should be held upon the Sabbath in this city, is a "bend sinister" upon its escutcheon.

Now look at the bend sinister, that is yours; the bend dexter is for the elder brother.

Green is denoted by lines "in bend dexter," and purple by lines "in bend sinister."

Thus a bend proceeding from the top of the left side of the shield is called a bend sinister.

The bend sinister (Fig. 82), is very frequently stated to be the mark of illegitimacy.

Crest: a cornucopia fesswise, surmounted by a dexter hand couped proper, holding a key in bend sinister or.

The "barre sinistre" is merely the French translation of bend sinister, the French word "barre" meaning a bend.

To which I could only reply, "Madam, I have never yet discovered the bend sinister on our escutcheon."

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