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  • noun Plural form of armorial.


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  • We know almost nothing about John Mountanye, except that he was granted these arms, and annotated armorials or "rolls of arms," as they are also called such as this one are interesting and useful in part because they document, however minimally, the lives of otherwise unknown Englishmen.

    Carolyn Vega: An Elizabethan Armorial

  • The armorials show there were LeCours de Tilly; there were also LeGardeurs de Tilly, related to the LeGardeurs de Répentigny.

    The False Chevalier or, The Lifeguard of Marie Antoinette

  • Its body, all glorious with the Peyton armorials and with patches of rusty gilding, swung exceedingly loose on long leathern straps instead of springs; and the fore-wheels were a mile from the hind-wheels, more or less.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866

  • He showed them also, in its glass case, the Sword of the Golden Thorn, reciting its history; and finally he conducted them to the crypt, where, under masses of sculptured ner'-antico, emblazoned with their armorials, some five-and-twenty generations of Valdeschi lie entombed.

    The Lady Paramount

  • We read of her triumphant entry into the little town of Bar-sur-Aube, cradle of the Saint Rémy-Valois family, in a berline with white trappings and the Valois armorials, before and behind the carriage, which was drawn by "four English horses with short tails," rode lacqueys, whilst on the footboard ready to open the door stood a negro, "covered, from head to foot with silver."

    East of Paris Sketches in the Gâtinais, Bourbonnais, and Champagne

  • Round the first miniature in this MS. are splendidly emblazoned the armorials of the various countries and cities of his dominions -- Burgundy, Brabant,

    Illuminated Manuscripts

  • The cornice is terminated by two goats supporting the armorials of the senechal.

    Rouen, It's History and Monuments A Guide to Strangers

  • This visit gave me great pleasure; it really brought Justice Shallow freshly before my eyes; the luces in his arms "which do become an old coat well" [162] were not more plainly portrayed in his own armorials in the hall-window than was his person in my mind's eye.

    The Journal of Sir Walter Scott From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford

  • "It has a Louis XVI violin case with it, and the interesting thing is the armorials on the case, which were illegal to have during the revolution," he says.

    NPR Topics: News

  • "They have been partially blacked out, because if you were found with royal armorials with anything in your house, you would go to the guillotine at that time."

    NPR Topics: News


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