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Accosted When heraldic changes are side by side Accrued In heraldry a tree that is fully grown Achievement A combination of shield, helmet, crest etc. Adorsed When animals and other changes are positioned on a shield back to back (also endorsed, indorsed) Affronty When a charge is shown facing the front. E.g. a lion full-faced (affrontée) Aislé With wings Ambulant Heraldic term for walking Argent A colour used in heraldry representing the metal silver (More...) Azure A blue colour used in heraldry (More...)
Barry or Barruly, where shield is divided into an even number of horizontal bars. The number is normally specified. Barry-bendy Shield area divided both barry and bendy. Base The lowest part of a shield Bend One of the main ordinaries. A diagonal band from dexter chief to sinister base (More...) Bendy When a shield is divided diagonally by bands of lines. Number of lines normally specified. Blazon The name given to the description of a heraldic design (More...) Bordure A heraldic shape forming a border around the edge of a shield (More...)
Canton A small square in the dexter chief corner of a shield. Smaller than a quarter Chevron Angled shape on a shield used in heraldry (More...) Chief Horizontal stripe on upper third of a shield used in heraldry (More...) Colours In heraldry the main colours (tinctures) are azure (blue), gules (red), sable (black),vert (green) and purpure (purple) (More...)
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