Canting heraldry
Canting Cant"ing, a. Speaking in a whining tone of voice; using technical or religious terms affectedly; affectedly pious; as, a canting rogue; a canting tone. -- {Cant"ing*ly}, adv. -- {Cant"ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

{Canting arms}, {Canting heraldry} (Her.), bearings in the nature of a rebus alluding to the name of the bearer. Thus, the Castletons bear three castles, and Pope Adrian IV. (Nicholas Breakspeare) bore a broken spear. [1913 Webster]


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  • Canting — Cant ing, a. Speaking in a whining tone of voice; using technical or religious terms affectedly; affectedly pious; as, a canting rogue; a canting tone. {Cant ing*ly}, adv. {Cant ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] {Canting arms}, {Canting heraldry} (Her …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canting arms — Canting Cant ing, a. Speaking in a whining tone of voice; using technical or religious terms affectedly; affectedly pious; as, a canting rogue; a canting tone. {Cant ing*ly}, adv. {Cant ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] {Canting arms}, {Canting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canting arms — is a technique used in European heraldry whereby the name of the individual or community represented in a coat of arms is translated into a visual pun or rebus. The term probably originally came from the same root as the term cant (originally to… …   Wikipedia

  • canting arms — plural noun (heraldry) A coat of arms in the form of a rebus, or a visual pun on the bearer s surname • • • Main Entry: ↑cant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heraldry — The German Hyghalmen Roll was made in the late fifteenth century and illustrates the German practice of repeating themes from the arms in the crest. (See Roll of arms) Heraldry is the profession, study, or art of creating, granting, and blazoning …   Wikipedia

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  • HERALDRY — Seventeenth century writers on heraldry claimed that the origins of coats of arms could be found in Numbers 2:2: The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron saying The Israelites shall camp each with his standard under the banners of their ancestral house …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • canting arms — plural noun Heraldry arms containing an allusion to the name of the bearer. Origin C17: canting from cant1, in the obs. sense speak, say …   English new terms dictionary

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  • Danish heraldry — has its roots in medieval times when coats of arms first appeared in Europe. Danish heraldry is a branch of the German Nordic heraldic tradition. Contents 1 Terminology 1.1 Tinctures 1.2 Charges 2 …   Wikipedia

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