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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. bearings in the nature of a rebus alluding to the name of the bearer. Thus, the Castletons bear three castles, and Pope Adrian IV. (Nicholas Breakspeare) bore a broken spear.

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  • I have 2, but who's canting?!

    October 7, 2011

  • Also called punning arms, the Wordnik example of which, see.

    October 7, 2011