In modern English cadency, the difference of the second son, or house.
The first crosslet is charged with an annulet, probably as a mark of cadency.
The Mounteneys further difference their common arms, for Cadency, after this manner.
This point will be treated more fully under "Marks of Cadency."
Shakespeare's son-in-law bore the talbots' heads only, which may merely have been a mark of cadency.
The martlet is the appropriate “difference” or mark of cadency for the fourth son.
I must be content to illustrate these various forms of Cadency with a few examples only.
The rule is also disregarded entirely as regards augmentations and Scottish cadency bordures.
When any charge, ordinary, or mark of cadency surmounts a single object, that object is termed "debruised" by that ordinary.
In England, crests are theoretically subject to marks of cadency and difference.