Category Archives: heraldry

The Smart Trousered Philanthropist…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘honour point’ – the upper middle part of a shield. Me, I had mine left blank – I don’t really see the point of ‘honour’, in fact I’m not really sure what … Continue reading

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Avenger-Trek on the TV…

But first… Dulltown UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘pale’ – a vertical band down the centre of a shield. By the way, the ancient arms of the City of Dulltown are emblazoned thus: Azure three ducal coronets in pale or. … Continue reading

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The arrow and the cones…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘hatchment’ – a diamond-shaped board painted with a coat of arms to indicate the death of the bearer. ‘I see they’ve got a hatchment done for Bobby Swiftsword then.’ ‘Hm…’ ‘How did … Continue reading

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A sort of film review…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘raguly’ – a line of partition on a shield rather like battlements, but set obliquely. (Raguly) I used to have battlements raguly on my shield, but I found them irritating and had … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘harness’ – the heraldic name for a suit of armour. Gosh, don’t those heralds have funny names for things? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 50 free plays! – spread your wings and fly! – you could … Continue reading

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Rambling on about flags…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature moistness in vestibules, egg-shaped white clouds, bees looking puzzled, frogs glancing upwards, and a blueness that is fresh and exhilarating. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This is a rather drab and uninteresting photograph. How’s that for … Continue reading

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The rushing white thing…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is heater shield: a shield shaped like the base of a flatiron. (HS) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Look out! Here it comes!… Let’s duck down the alley and get out of its way… Gosh, you can … Continue reading

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