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 Heraclei’dæ (4 syl.).Herald’s College 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Heralds. (Anglo-Saxon here (2 syl.),
 
an army, and ealdor, a governor or official.   1
   The coat of arms represents the knight himself from whom the bearer is descended.   2
   The shield represents his body, and the helmet his head.   3
   The flourish is his mantle.   4
   The motto is the ground or moral pretension on which he stands.   5
   The supporters are the pages, designated by the emblems of bears, lions, and so on.   6
 


 Heraclei’dæ (4 syl.).Herald’s College 

 
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