Part of speech: noun

A shield.

Part of speech: noun

An escutcheon.

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Usage examples "scutcheon":

  1. It is the lofty tower that falls with the heaviest crash; it is the stately soul that suffers the deepest abasement; it is the white scutcheon on which the dark stain seems to wear its darkest hue. - "Julian Home", Dean Frederic W. Farrar.
  2. What a blot on the scutcheon of a would- be Columbus! - "Father and Son", Edmund Gosse.
  3. Over each waved the scutcheon of the president. - "The Young Duke", Benjamin Disraeli.