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from The Century Dictionary.

  • In heraldry, starting up, as from being roused or alarmed: noting a bird in the attitude of rising, as if preparing to take flight. When applied to a swan it is understood that the wings are indorsed. Also spelled roussant.

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

  • adjective (her.) Rising; -- applied to a bird in the attitude of rising; also, sometmes, to a bird in profile with wings addorsed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective heraldry rising; applied to a bird in the attitude of rising, or in profile with wings addorsed

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