blazonry

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English[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Etymology[edit]

blazon +‎ -ry

Noun[edit]

blazonry ‎(plural blazonries)

  1. Blazon
  2. A coat of arms; an armorial bearing or bearings.
    • 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 4, [1]
      But as ashore, knightly valor, tho' shorn of its blazonry, did not cease with the knights, neither on the seas, [] did the nobler qualities of such naval magnates as Don John of Austria, Doria, Van Tromp, Jean Bart, the long line of British Admirals and the American Decaturs of 1812 become obsolete with their wooden walls.
  3. An artistic representation or display.

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