Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In heraldry, a bearing rep resenting a woodmen's bill for lopping fagots, etc.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Besides the arms that have been already mentioned, each man is furnished with a large pole-ax, resembling a wood-bill, except that it has a straight edge, and is much heavier: This, in the hands of people who have courage to come to close quarters with an enemy, must be a dreadful weapon; and we were told that they were so dexterous with their lances, that at the distance of sixty feet they would throw them with such exactness as to pierce a man's heart, and such force as to go quite through his body.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 13

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  • This word is possibly the only time that you'll see the words loping and fagot in the same sentence..besides bilby's example below.

    October 7, 2011

  • Bill resents having his faggots lopped. Is that it?

    October 7, 2011

  • A heraldic term. See billhook.

    December 6, 2010