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Their action was intended as a play on the word "almond" in French - amande, which is close to the word "fine" - amende.
"amande" of several bands of different colours, on the central one being inscribed in a mixture of Greek and Latin characters -- one of the new fashions brought in by the Greek revival:
ALEXANDER NECKAM; and both this old name and its more modern form of Almond came to us through the French _amande_ (Provençal, _amondala_), from the Greek and