from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry: Arranged in the form of a saltier, as small bearings of any kind of approximately circular form, not only roundels, bezants, etc., but mullets, escallops, martlets, etc.
  • Divided by two diagonal lines having the position of the arms of the saltier: said of the field or a bearing.
  • Lying in the direction of the two arms of the saltier: as, a sword and spear or two swords saltierwise. See cut under angle, 5.


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  • Wayland paused in the midst of a very narrow lane, the termination of which showed a peep of the Thames looking misty and muddy, which background was crossed saltierwise, as Mr. Mumblazen might have said, by the masts of two lighters that lay waiting for the tide.


  • On a shield on this pier are carved the arms and initials of Abbot Cranston -- three cranes and two pastoral staves -- saltierwise.

    Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys

  • Hunter in the examples above mentioned, the arms engraved on the fifth buttress contain two crosiers, saltierwise, and the initials

    Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys


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