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Fleur-de-lys   Listen
Fleur-de-lys

noun
1.
(heraldry) charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an iris.  Synonym: fleur-de-lis.






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"Fleur-de-lys" Quotes from Famous Books



... scene so sad and fair. * * * * * By a steel-clench'd postern door, They enter'd now the chancel tall; The darken'd roof rose high aloof On pillars, lofty, light, and small; The key-stone, that lock'd each ribbed aisle, Was a fleur-de-lys or a quatre-feuille; The corbells[3] were carved grotesque and grim; And the pillars, with cluster'd shafts so trim, With base and capital furnish'd around, Seem'd bundles of lances which garlands had bound. * * * * * The moon on the east ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction - Volume 19, No. 543, Saturday, April 21, 1832. • Various



Words linked to "Fleur-de-lys" :   bearing, charge, heraldic bearing, heraldry, armorial bearing



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