from The Century Dictionary.
- Same as
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- noun (Her. & Arch.) A line or a decoration composed of successive short curves or waves supposed to resemble a cloud. See
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- adjective heraldry Edged in a deeply
wavyline, intended to represent clouds.
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Joliffe was never tired of explaining that this last had an emerald -- "A very large emerald, my dear, surrounded by diamonds, green and white being the colours of his lordship's shield, what they call the nebuly coat, you know."
SHIELD: Per fess nebuly abased azure and argent, in chief a thunderbolt or inflamed proper.
Only an experienced needlewoman could do justice in words to such a variety of rimplings and crinklings, of pleatings and puckerings, of gaugings, rufflings, gofferings, and pin-tuckings as it is possible to find; though somebody with a knowledge of heraldry could perhaps convey a few of the designs in such terms as nebuly, raguly or dancetty (semée, he might add, of starfish proper).
These all related to marriages of the Blandamer family, for Van Linge had filled the window with glass to the order of the third Lord Blandamer, and the sea-green and silver of the nebuly coat was many times repeated, beside figuring in chief at the head of the window.
Blandamer window, where in the centre of the infinite multiplication of the tracery shone the sea-green and silver of the nebuly coat.
The nebuly coat shone on the panel of the carriage-door.
The moonlight that shone on the dead face seemed to fall on it through that brighter spot in the head of the middle light; it was as if the nebuly coat had blighted the very life out of the man who lay so still upon the floor.
And in the midst, in the head of the centre light, shone out brighter than all, with an inherent radiance of its own, the cognisance of the Blandamers, the sea-green and silver of the nebuly coat.
"Yes, it's sad enough," the organist resumed; "all these papers are nebuly coat -- the sea-green and silver."
Westray, saying she believed that they both were going to embark on the quest of the nebuly coat.