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coat of arms  

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A shield bearing a person or institution's heraldic bearings. The term derives from the linen surcoat worn by medieval knights over their chain mail. Strictly speaking, only the shield itself can be ...
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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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2011
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Literature, History
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30 words

In heraldry, supporters are the figures, such as rampant lions or other creatures, that stand holding the sides of a

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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Art & Architecture
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15 words

In *heraldry, the figures or animals which support the shield bearing the arms.

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