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- adj. exchanged
- adj. Having the tinctures exchanged mutually.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Exchanged.
- adj. Having the tinctures exchanged mutually; thus, if the field is divided palewise, or and azure, and cross is borne counterchanged, that part of the cross which comes on the azure side will be or, and that on the or side will be azure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- [F. contre-changé.] In heraldry, having one tincture carried into another and the second into the first.
This family bears: party per pale or and sable, an orle counterchanged and two lozenges counterchanged, with: “i, semper melius eris,” — a motto which, together with the two distaffs taken as supporters, proves the modesty of the burgher families in the days when the Orders held their allotted places in the State; and the naivete of our ancient customs by the pun on
I love the almost counterchanged color very harlequin-like.
In this same way inlay of tortoise-shell and brass was made, -- the two layers were sawed out together, and then counterchanged so as to give the pattern in each material upon the other.
ARMS: _per bend argent and sable, two anchors, the upper one reversed, counterchanged.
Per fesse indented quarterly or and sable, in each quarter an annulet counterchanged.
Per pale wavy, ar. and gules barry of six counterchanged.
Per chev. argent and gu. in the centre a crescent counterchanged.
Their ancient coat -- parted per pale azure and argent, with a dame of the fourteenth century bearing in her hand a rose, all counterchanged -- is carved in wood and monumental marble on the churches and old houses hereabouts.
His jerkin and hose were of motley, the left arm and right leg being blue, their opposites, orange tawny, while the nether socks and shoes were in like manner black and scarlet counterchanged.
His jerkin and hose were of motley, the left arm and right leg being blue, their opposites, orange tawny, while the nether stocks and shoes were in like manner black and scarlet counterchanged.