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- adj. set back to back
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Set or turned back to back.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See adorsed.
Pairs of seated animals, _addorsed regardant_ and geese
-- Piece of stuff woven or brocaded with red silk and gold thread, with an ogival framing enclosing alternately, pairs of parrots, _addorsed regardant_, and a well-known Persian (or Sassanian) leaf-shaped fruit device.
A Seal of Prince JOHN OF GHENT, which has two falcons and padlocks, is one of the most beautiful and suggestive works of its class: in this Seal the two birds are addorsed, and consequently they also have their backs turned towards the central achievement.
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.
But when they were come within half a bow-shot, and Osberne could see the banner that it bore two silver Fish addorsed on a blue ground, a herald pricked forth from the castle-folk, and when he drew nigh to Sir Godrick and his he said: "If I knew which were the captain of the riders I would give him the greeting of my lord, Sir Raynold