blazon

[ bley-zuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF blazon
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He could call to mind no such English blazon, nor did it seem to him that it could possibly be English.

I knelt down and tried to decipher the blazon in the moonlight.

You wear your blazon of honor on your shoulder; I hide mine in a slave's gown.

Sunbeams, or Rays, are borne in blazon, and form an early charge.

Represented in blazon as in Nos. 298, 299, and without leaves.

But the youth was not disposed unnecessarily to blazon his princeliness.

Its coat is spotted of various tinctures as the blazon may state.

The Giraffe figures a few times in blazon under these names.

If a lion is otherwise depicted it must be mentioned in the blazon.

John Ferne, author of the Blazon of Gentry, died about 1610.

WORD ORIGIN

"coat of arms," late 13c., from Old French blason (12c.) "a shield, blazon," also "collar bone;" common Romanic (cf. Spanish blason, Italian blasone, Portuguese brasao, Provençal blezo, the first two said to be French loan-words); of uncertain origin. OED doubts, on grounds of sense, the connection proposed by 19c. French etymologists to Germanic words related to English blaze (n.1).

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