American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An escutcheon.
- n. A shield-shaped object, such as a scute.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shield for armorial bearings; an emblazoned shield; an escutcheon.
- n. In medieval architecture, etc., a shield or plate on a door, from the center of which hung the doorhandle.
- n. The cover of a keyhole, usually pivoted at the top, so as to drop over the keyhole by its weight. A sliding scutcheon is called a sheave.
- n. A plate for an inscription, especially a small one for a name, as on a knife or a walking-stick.
- n. In heraldry, same as escutcheon, 1.
- n. An escutcheon; an emblazoned shield (Wikipedia).
- n. A small plate of metal, such as the shield around a keyhole.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An escutcheon; an emblazoned shield.
- n. A small plate of metal, as the shield around a keyhole. See Escutcheon, 4.
- n. a shield; especially one displaying a coat of arms
- n. a flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers
- Aphetic form of escutcheon. (Wiktionary)
“His ensign was one Mr. Justice; he also bare the red colours, and his scutcheon was a fruitless tree, with an axe lying at the root thereof.”
“Captain Pope was captain over one band, for all these spirits are joined in one under him: his standard-bearer bare the red colours, and his scutcheon was the stake, the flame, and the good man in it.”
“Salvation Doubters; his were the red colours; Mr. Restless bare them, and his scutcheon was the ghastly picture of death.”
“Blood-men: his standard-bearer bare the red colours, and his scutcheon was the murdering club.”
“His ensign was Mr. Thunder; he bare the black colours, and his scutcheon was the three burning thunderbolts.”
“His ensign's name was Mr. Terror; he bare the red colours, and his scutcheon was a burning fiery furnace.”
“Captain Nimrod was captain over two bands, namely, the tyrannical and encroaching blood-men: his standard-bearer bare the red colours, and his scutcheon was the great bloodhound.”
“Captain Cain was over two bands, namely, the zealous and the angry blood-men: his standard-bearer bare the red colours, and his scutcheon was the murdering club.”
“His ensign's name was Mr. Sorrow; he did bear the pale colours, and his scutcheon was the book of the law wide open, from whence issued a flame of fire.”
“Captain Absalom was captain over two bands, namely, over the blood-men that will kill a father or a friend for the glory of this world; also over those blood-men that will hold one fair in hand with words, till they shall have pierced him with their swords: his standard-bearer did bear the red colours, and his scutcheon was the son pursuing the father's blood.”
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