Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as nebulé.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Her. & Arch.) A line or a decoration composed of successive short curves or waves supposed to resemble a cloud. See nébulé

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  • adjective heraldry Edged in a deeply wavy line, intended to represent clouds.

Etymologies

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French nébulé.

Examples

  • 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."

    The Nebuly Coat

  • SHIELD: Per fess nebuly abased azure and argent, in chief a thunderbolt or inflamed proper.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 9902

  • 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).

    Try Anything Twice

  • 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.

    The Nebuly Coat

  • 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

  • The nebuly coat shone on the panel of the carriage-door.

    The Nebuly Coat

  • 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.

    The Nebuly Coat

  • 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.

    The Nebuly Coat

  • "Yes, it's sad enough," the organist resumed; "all these papers are nebuly coat -- the sea-green and silver."

    The Nebuly Coat

  • Westray, saying she believed that they both were going to embark on the quest of the nebuly coat.

    The Nebuly Coat

Comments

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  • heraldic pattern:

    nebuly

    November 3, 2007

  • *pillaged*

    November 4, 2007