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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry: Dismembered and the different parts represented as separated from one another by a little distance: said of an animal used as a bearing: as, a lion déchaussé.
  • Without claws: said of an animal used as a bearing: a term of French heraldry, sometimes used in English.
  • Also demembered.


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