blazonry

Part of speech: noun

The art of depicting heraldic devices; coat of arms; decoration; show.

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Usage examples "blazonry":

  1. My work has its geography, as it has its genealogy and its families, its places and things, its persons and its facts, as it has its blazonry, its nobles and its commoners, its artisans and its peasants, its politicians and its dandies, its army, in fine, its epitome of life - all this in its settings and galleries. - "Balzac", Frederick Lawton.
  2. The glancing light of the burning wood Played over a group of jars which stood On a distant shelf, it seemed the sky Had lent the half- tones of his blazonry To paint these porcelains with unknown hues Of reds dyed purple and greens turned blues, Of lustres with so evanescent a sheen Their colours are felt, but never seen. - "Sword Blades and Poppy Seed", Amy Lowell.
  3. Lately, too, came down the old 'Salmon House'- so called from the blazonry of that noble fish upon its painted sign- board- at the other end of the town, that, with a couple more, wheeled out at right angles from the line of the broad street, and directly confronting the passenger from Dublin, gave to it something of the character of a square, and just left room for the high road and Martin's Row to slip between its flank and the orchard that overtopped the river wall. - "The House by the Church-Yard", J. Sheridan Le Fanu.