Category Archives: heraldry

Dave, stop it! It’s just a roof…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: apple violet, mushroom jade, meringue orange, peach black, blueberry green, cauliflower red, and battleship yellow. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, yesterday afternoon I was sauntering down a nearby main road; for some reason my … Continue reading

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Just a few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s heraldic term is Knight Banneret. A high ranking knight in command of a body of men; a square or oblong banner denoting his presence on the field. (KB) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 403. … Continue reading

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Just one or two short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: arabin, warling, phaeton, spink, lappet, and excambion. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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What’s in Ugg’s handy snake-skin pouch?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Sally-port. A postern gate or passage underground from the inner to outer works of a fortification. I used to have a sally-port, but I had it filled in as soon as I … Continue reading

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It’s just a bit waxy, that’s all…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘paper heraldry’ – a derogatory term for accessories, such as crests, designed after heraldry ceased to have a practical function, which could not have been used for their original purpose. Someone once … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 29…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s old U.S. expletive is – I’ll be John Browned! A rather pissy watered down euphemism for – I’ll be Goddamned! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Doh! I’ll never get up to date with posting my photos from a year … Continue reading

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Some more of those Crush characters…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is Lord Lyon King of Arms – the chief herald in Scotland. (L L K of A) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh good! Veronica Crush, writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, now … Continue reading

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