escutcheon

Part of speech: noun

A heraldic shield.

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Usage examples "escutcheon":

  1. His escutcheon 'was the stake, the flame, and good men in it. - "Bunyan", James Anthony Froude.
  2. Go down again, and look up over the castle gate, and see the escutcheon of this house. - "The Magician's Show Box and Other Stories", Lydia Maria Child.
  3. None of these blots can be traced on the Jewish escutcheon. - "The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation.", Elizabeth Cady Stanton.