Rampant gardant
Rampant Ramp"ant (r[a^]mp"ant), a. [F., p. pr. of ramper to creep. See {Ramp}, v.] 1. Ramping; leaping; springing; rearing upon the hind legs; hence, raging; furious. [1913 Webster]

The fierce lion in his kind Which goeth rampant after his prey. --Gower. [1913 Webster]

[The] lion . . . rampant shakes his brinded mane. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Ascending; climbing; rank in growth; exuberant. [1913 Webster]

The rampant stalk is of unusual altitude. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

3. (Her.) Rising with fore paws in the air as if attacking; -- said of a beast of prey, especially a lion. The right fore leg and right hind leg should be raised higher than the left. [1913 Webster]

{Rampant arch}. (a) An arch which has one abutment higher than the other. (b) Same as {Rampant vault}, below.

{Rampant gardant} (Her.), rampant, but with the face turned to the front.

{Rampant regardant}, rampant, but looking backward.

{Rampant vault} (Arch.), a continuous wagon vault, or cradle vault, whose two abutments are located on an inclined plane, such as the vault supporting a stairway, or forming the ceiling of a stairway. [1913 Webster]


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