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  • Ar. on a fesse sa. a lion pass.betw. two flanches sa.

    A History of Caroline County, Virginia 1924

  • Watt describes it as a circular plate of metal, having a spindle fixed across its diameter, the plate being accurately fitted to an aperture in a metal ring of some thickness, through the edgeway of which the spindle is fitted steam-tight, and the ring fixed between the two flanches of the joint of the steam-pipe which is next to the cylinder.

    James Watt Andrew Carnegie 1877

  • These bottom plates had flanches on their edges, and were secured by nuts and screws at every juncture.

    The Life of Thomas Telford Smiles, Samuel, 1812-1904 1867

  • Leicestershire, and there introduced the cast-iron edge-rail, with flanches cast upon the tire of the waggon-wheels to keep them on the track, instead of having the margin or flanch cast upon the rail itself; and this plan was shortly after adopted in other places.

    Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson Samuel Smiles 1858

  • _Warrenne_ (_gu. a lion rampt. or_, and No. 68), “_flanched_,” -- that is, blazoned only upon the flanches (see No. 141) of the Shield, the central area being blank.

    The Handbook to English Heraldry Charles Boutell 1844

  • The boiler is composed of 70 plates of iron, cast with flanches, and bolted together, so that the flanch and bolts are within the water of the boiler wherever the flame touches it; otherwise they would be burned oft "in a few days.

    Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 1771


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  • John Edwin Cussans. The Handbook of Heraldry. 1882. p. 71.

    December 11, 2012