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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry, charged with bearings not representing living creatures, such as mullets or annulets, eight, ten, or more in number: said of a bordure only. The more modern custom is to blazon “on a bordure sable eight plates,” or the like.


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