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Heraldry

Colours

Sable Click to show or hide the answer
Azure Click to show or hide the answer
Or Click to show or hide the answer
Vert Click to show or hide the answer
Murrey Click to show or hide the answer
Gules Click to show or hide the answer
Argent Click to show or hide the answer

Adjectives

These are the adjectives that are used to describe the attitudes of heraldic animals (the most familiar one being "standing on one hind leg" – see below)

Lying down Click to show or hide the answer
Tail between legs Click to show or hide the answer
On all fours, walking across Click to show or hide the answer
Standing on one hind leg Click to show or hide the answer
Looking back over one shoulder Click to show or hide the answer
With head down Click to show or hide the answer
Flying Click to show or hide the answer

Other

Tudor rose: number of lobes (or sets of petals) Click to show or hide the answer
Left hand side Click to show or hide the answer
Right hand side Click to show or hide the answer

Band running from the bearer’s top right to bottom left, on a shield Click to show or hide the answer
Band running from the bearer’s top left to bottom right (sometimes said to signify illegitimacy) Click to show or hide the answer
Lozenge Click to show or hide the answer
Broad horizontal stripe Click to show or hide the answer
Background of a flag or shield Click to show or hide the answer
Heraldic symbol (a stylised iris flower) originally associated with the French monarchy – later the Boy Scout movement Click to show or hide the answer
Urchin: country dialect (and heraldic) word for a Click to show or hide the answer
A golden harp with silver strings, on a blue background ("Azure a harp Or, stringed Argent") is the coat of arms – formally adopted in 1945 – of Click to show or hide the answer
Usual position of the crest Click to show or hide the answer
Britain's commonest pub sign – the Red Lion ' comes from the coat of arms of Click to show or hide the answer
Mythical bird similar to a swallow or swift (e.g. on the coat of arms of Sussex) Click to show or hide the answer
Heraldic badge of the Prince of Wales Click to show or hide the answer
Broad vertical stripe running the length of a shield Click to show or hide the answer
A Y–shaped charge on a shield (also means a cloth used to cover a coffin, or a piece of stiffened linen used to cover the chalice at the Eucharist) Click to show or hide the answer
Diagonal cross (especially on the flag of Scotland) Click to show or hide the answer
Escutcheon Click to show or hide the answer
Attires Click to show or hide the answer
Mullet Click to show or hide the answer
Figures holding the shield at the sides, on a coat of arms Click to show or hide the answer
Symbol chosen by Richard II to be worn by his knights Click to show or hide the answer
Two–legged dragon, with the tail of a serpent – from the Anglo–Saxon word for a serpent Click to show or hide the answer

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