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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To support as a crest; to bear.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To support as a crest, or as if a crest.

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  • "CORIOLANUS: I will go wash;

    And when my face is fair you shall perceive

    Whether I blush or no: howbeit, I thank you;--

    I mean to stride your steed; and at all times

    To undercrest your good addition

    To the fairness of my power."

    - William Shakespeare, 'The Tragedy of Coriolanus'.

    August 28, 2009