Haurient
Haurient Hau"ri*ent (h[add]"r[i^]*ent), a. [L. hauriens, p. pr. of haurire to breathe.] (Her.) In pale, with the head in chief; -- said of the figure of a fish, as if rising for air. [1913 Webster]

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  • haurient — [ hɔ:rɪənt] adjective [postposition] Heraldry (of a fish or marine creature) depicted swimming vertically. Origin C16: from L. haurient drawing in (air, water, etc.) , from haurire …   English new terms dictionary

  • haurient — a fish shown vertically in heraldry …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • haurient — adjective Oriented vertically, with the head to chief and tail to base. Ant: urinant …   Wiktionary

  • Haurient — Her. Term for a fish shown as if reaching up for air …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • haurient — hau·ri·ent …   English syllables

  • haurient — adjective see hauriant …   Useful english dictionary

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  • hauriant — /hawr ee euhnt/, adj. Heraldry. (of a fish) represented as erect, with the head upward: a dolphin hauriant. [1565 75; var. of haurient < L haurient (s. of hauriens) drawing, scooping up, prp. of haurire; see HAUSTELLUM, ANT, ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • Torqued — Torqued, a. [L. torquere to twist, to turn, to wind.] 1. Wreathed; twisted. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Her.) Twisted; bent; said of a dolphin haurient, which forms a figure like the letter S. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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