Blazoning
Blazon Bla"zon, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blazoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blazoning}.] [From blazon, n.; confused with 4th blaze: cf. F. blasonner.] 1. To depict in colors; to display; to exhibit conspicuously; to publish or make public far and wide. [1913 Webster]

Thyself thou blazon'st. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

There pride sits blazoned on th' unmeaning brow. --Trumbull. [1913 Webster]

To blazon his own worthless name. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

2. To deck; to embellish; to adorn. [1913 Webster]

She blazons in dread smiles her hideous form. --Garth. [1913 Webster]

3. (Her.) To describe in proper terms (the figures of heraldic devices); also, to delineate (armorial bearings); to emblazon. [1913 Webster]

The coat of, arms, which I am not herald enough to blazon into English. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


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