Heraldry; Ancient and Modern. Including Boutell's Heraldry, Ed. and Revised, with Additions
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...in the days of chivalry, and the degradation of a knight brought the loss of his spurs. A host, tired of his guest, would, in the days of knighthood, have the knight's spurs served to him on a dish. Square-Pierced.--A charge perforated so as to show the field through a square opening. SS Collar.--The badge of the Lancastrian Princes, and their supporters, friends, and dependants. By Henry VIII. the wearing the SS collar was restricted to the degree of a knight. Stafford Knot.--One of the badges of the house of Stafford. Stags, in Heraldry, have several terms peculiarly their own. Their antlers are attires, the branches tynes. They are blazoned at gaze, springing, courant, trippant, lodged, at speed, &c., &c.--terms not applied to animals generally. Stag's Attires.--The horns and scalp of the stag. Stall-Plate.--Brass plates bearing the arms of a knight, affixed to his stall in the chapel of the Order. Standard.--A military ensign, originally allowed to none of a lower degree than a Knight Banneret. Staple.--The iron fastening of this name, represented of square form. Star, Etoile, or Estoile.--A star is represented as having six wavy points or rays when there are more rays than six they are generally represented alternately wavy and straight. The star has always been an ensign of knightly rank, and a star is in some form or another always part of the insignia of all the Orders of Knighthood. Star of India.--An Order of Knighthood instituted in 1861 by Queen Victoria. Starved.--Said of a branch having no leaves. Statant.--Standing on all four legs, both fore and hind-legs being in a straight line. Staves.--See Pilgrim's or Palmer's Staff. Steel Cap.--A close-fitting head defence. Stern.--A term for the tail of a wolf. Still.--See Alembie....
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