“If I were supporting a team, I'd go with the Saints because my HS and college colors were black-and-gold ... and so is my SCA device (sable, a narwhal naiant contourny).”
“This is a simplified form of the ancient heraldic emblem of the cook's guild, which was a hair _frizzé naiant_ in a dish of soup _maigre_.”
“Fish, represented swimming in fesse, are “_naiant_”; if they are in pale, they are “_hauriant_,” No. 164; but if their heads are to the base, the term “_urinant_” is said to apply, but I cannot say I have so far come across an authenticated instance of the use of this word; if their bodies are bent, as the Dolphin is generally represented, they are”
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Words and phrases used in blazoning heraldic devices, along with names and other terms associated with the art and science.
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A roster of adjectives that infrequently surface in typical conversation and writing. Many are dredged from scientific or other technical jargon or sieved from examples of disused archaic forms.
Swimming words from the Latin 'natare,' to swim.
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