Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In heraldry, palewise with the head uppermost: applied to a fish used as a bearing, as if represented with the head above the water to draw or suck in the air.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Her.) In pale, with the head in chief; -- said of the figure of a fish, as if rising for air.
“Valence_ appears dimidiating the French Coat of _Claremont Nesle_ -- _gu., semée of trefoils, two barbels haurient addorsed or_: the Dimidiation here cuts off and removes one-half of the De Valence martlets and also one of the two barbels of Claremont.”
“Percy modern: _second and third, gu., three lucies haurient arg.”
“His daughter, yea; but she is a widow, bearing in her lozenge, per pale with Audley, gules three herrings haurient argent, for”
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