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  • n. Plural form of scutcheon.


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  • The pillars were stately, and hung with scutcheons; the arches were lofty and magnificent; the floor was lettered with funeral inscriptions.

    My Aunt Margaret's Mirror

  • The walls of the hall were surrounded with suits of ancient and rusted armour, interchanged with huge and massive stone scutcheons, bearing double tressures, fleured and counter-fleured, wheat-sheaves, coronets, and so forth, things to which

    The Abbot

  • The slight and half-sinking form of Lucy Ashton; the well-proportioned and stately figure of Ravenswood, his dark features, and the fiery yet irresolute expression of his eyes; the old arms and scutcheons which hung on the walls of the apartment, were for an instant distinctly visible to the Keeper by a strong red brilliant glare of light.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • Others buy titles, coats of arms, and by all means screw themselves into ancient families, falsifying pedigrees, usurping scutcheons, and all because they would not seem to be base.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Afterwards, not only kings, but popular Commonwealths, gave diverse manners of scutcheons to such as went forth to the war, or returned from it, for encouragement or recompense to their service.


  • Commonwealth, and dependeth on the will of the sovereign, and is therefore temporary and called civil honour; such as are magistracy, offices, titles, and in some places coats and scutcheons painted: and men honour such as have them, as having so many signs of favour in the Commonwealth, which favour is power.


  • But when many such families, joined together, made a greater monarchy, this duty of the herald to distinguish scutcheons was made a private office apart.


  • After examining the little house, which was ornamented with scutcheons, he asked the name of the owner, and was told that he was Monsieur Latournelle, the chief notary in Havre.

    Modeste Mignon

  • This abandonment of a friendwould doubtless cost the French Emperor a pang, and leave a stain upon the scutcheons of the Bonapartes; but he saw no otherway.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • It was from his mother, Wilhelmine, that Bismarck inheritedthose vigorous qualities that enabled him to restore the honor of his scutcheons.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871


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