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chained_bear commented on the word couped-pendant
"Couped-pendants, are those pendants pennants'>pennants that are alternately divided, but in a vertical direction: it is taken from couped, a term in heraldry, and derivation coupé. A pennant may be couped blue, red, and yellow, but alternate is an indefinite term...."
—Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 108
October 13, 2008