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- n. A lozenge with a smaller lozenge-shaped hole in the centre.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A lozenge voided.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as male.
- n. 1. Same as mackle.
- n. A plate of steel more or less lozenge-shaped, used in making scale-armor and similar garments of fence.
- n. In heraldry, a bearing in the form of a lozenge perforated or voided so that the field appears through the opening. This bearing is never charged with any other. Also macle.
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The mascle is afterwards explained to be the lozenge pierced.
_ A mascle pierced with a circular opening: No. 144.
"The other grade consists in covering the whole tusk with a succession of boldly carved grotesque figures -- human, animal, and symbolic -- giving the tusk a rich embroidered-like look, the thick ends being finished off with a suitable diamond pattern belt and the tip finished with an equally appropriate series of carvings in the shape of a mascle studded foolscap, or a capsule supported by elongated cowries.