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A coat of arms used as a decorative motif, especially on 18th-century Chinese export porcelain, where pieces were decorated in China with European coats of arms for export to Europe.
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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coat of arms a coat or vest embroidered with heraldic arms, a herald's tabard; the distinctive heraldic bearings or shield of a person, family, corporation, or country....

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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A coat of arms is the distinctive heraldic bearings of a gentleman or nobleman incorporated in a shield or escutcheon,

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