from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Heraldry The color red, indicated on a blazon by vertical lines.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The blazoning term for red, e.g. on a coat of arms, typically represented in engraving by vertical parallel lines.
- adj. In blazon, of the colour red.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The tincture red, indicated in seals and engraved figures of escutcheons by parallel vertical lines. Hence, used poetically for a red color or that which is red.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In heraldry, the tincture red: in representations without color, as in drawing or engraving, it is indicated by vertical lines drawn close together.
The scribe uses non-standard language to indicate the colors normally, they would be azure, or, and gules, but what he is describing is a sapphire-blue shield cut diagonally by a yellow-topaz band, over which the ruby-red fencepost-like design has been laid.
To honor his Mother, Prince William has added a red scallop shell "escallop gules", prominent in the Spencer ancestors' coats of arms.
It's like being a medieval knight, but instead of having rampant gules and lion resplendent, you have green for Tehran awareness on a background of gray for Aphasia and Brown for Anti-Tobacco.
“Show him a coat and let him blazon it his own way,” said the Duke; “and if he fails, I promise him that his back shall be gules, azure, and sable.”
The coolest flag, as seen through the eyes of a third grade boy: definitely Mozambique, on which we see an AK-47 vying with a hoe atop a chagrined and retiring book or in heraldic terms, AK-47 rampant with hoe per saltire a gules.
We bear an eagle or, on a field sable, with a silver crown, beak and claws gules, and a fine motto: NON CECIDIT ANIMUS.
Lucien went on, “that I now bear gules, a bull raging argent on a meadow vert.”
The ducal house bears gules, three broad axes or in fess, with the famous motto: Caveo non timeo, which epitomizes the history of the family.
The three mullets on a gules wavy reversed, surmounted by the sinople couchant Or; the well-known cognizance of the house, blazed in gorgeous heraldry on
Yes, there they were: argent, a bend gules, with four escallops of the field, — the ancient coat of my house.