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blazonry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blazonry the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Blazonry A coat of arms; an armorial bearing or bearings. "The blazonry of Argyle."
    • Blazonry Artistic representation or display.
    • Blazonry Same as Blazon, 3. "The principles of blazonry ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n blazonry The art of describing or explaining coats of arms in proper heraldic terms and method.
    • n blazonry Emblazonry; decoration in color, as with heraldic devices; brilliant decoration; splendor.
    • n blazonry Figuratively, display.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Blazonry the art of drawing or of deciphering coats-of-arms: heraldry
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. blason, a coat-of-arms, from root of Blaze.

Usage

In literature:

You can read blazonry?
"The White Company" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Philippe, son of France, take your place on that bed; Philippe, sole king of France, resume the blazonry that is yours!
"The Man in the Iron Mask" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
The blazonry of the proscribed and assassinated rebel waved at last defiantly over one of the chief cities of Spain.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
In one of the towers there was a room whose ceiling was painted a royal blue over-strewn with exquisite gold tracery and blazonry.
"The Story of a Child" by Pierre Loti
He drew charcoal sketches of churches, castles, knightly tombs, and heraldic blazonry.
"From Chaucer to Tennyson" by Henry A. Beers
Now the iris has taken up the blazonry of the year, and the tide of the tourists ebbs westward.
"Letters of Travel (1892-1913)" by Rudyard Kipling
After a little, an aircar with the blue crescent blazonry lifted and sped away.
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
The vegetables and the fruits, the blazonry of autumn, are of course ignored from this point of view.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
As a favourite garden flower, the Columbine found its way into heraldic blazonry.
"The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare" by Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
His robes became him fiercely, and the blazonry of his colors even frightened her a little.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 3" by Various
We must further see in the picture of a fourteenth-century battle great blazonry.
"Poitiers" by Hilaire Belloc
In those murky days of Manila were other things which served to offset the oppressive blazonry of the tropic sun.
"The Utah Batteries: A History" by Charles R. Mabey
Two curtains worked with golden blazonries divided the quire from the congregation.
"Sinister Street, vol. 1" by Compton Mackenzie
Hundreds of battles look down upon me from their blazonry.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 3" by Various
The gilding and painted blazonry on the great hall built by Henry III glowed like huge jewels.
"House of Torment" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
The blazonry of the shield cannot be identified with any particular state or locality.
"American Military Insignia 1800-1851" by J. Duncan Campbell
The tree-shadows, too, had grown in length, and the afternoon sun wore a deeper blazonry through the hill haze in the west.
"Cardigan" by Robert W. Chambers
Concerning beasts and monsters the heraldry books have many adjectives of blazonry which may be disregarded.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3" by Various
Just above her was the corner window of a very ancient house, crusted with blazonries and carvings.
"Folle-Farine" by Ouida
Man has always and everywhere sought in bannered blazonries the symbol of a sovereign power.
"The Army Mule and Other War Sketches" by Henry A. Castle
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In poetry:

Smoothly the mimic coverlet,
With royal blazonries bedight,
Hangs, as by tender fingers set
And straightened for the last good-night.
"The Cradle Tomb In Westminster Abbey" by Susan Coolidge
From Masonry,
That just man learnt that woes are thrown
Around God's children, pain and care,
But draw them near the corner stone,
With the Great Architect to share,
Heaven's blazonry.
"Adoniram." by Harriet Annie Wilkins

In news:

Blazonry Finds Winning Trail in Laz Barrera.
Blazonry sprinted from the back to win the Lazaro Barrera Memorial.
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