(heraldry) arms using devices to illustrate the name of the bearers, such as a rose and a wall to illustrate the name Rosewall
The Starckens of the Island of Oesel also use the like as armes parlantes; the field in this case is or.
A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
a completely enclosed helmet having a visor and hinged cheek pieces fastened under the chin. Historical Examples The English armet was rarely furnished with a bavier or movable chin-piece, and the fixed one, called a mentonire, was small. Armour in England J. Starkie Gardner They wear the close helmet or armet of Italian fashion, with […]
as much as a person can hold or carry in an or both . Informal. a girl or woman with a well-rounded figure. Informal. an obstreperous child; handful. Historical Examples Nor did he move when Nest brought the armful of dry clothes. The Doom of the Griffiths Elizabeth Gaskell Wentworth reentered, followed by the Earl’s […]
the military forces of a nation, exclusive of the navy and in some countries the air force. (in large military land forces) a unit consisting typically of two or more corps and a headquarters. a large body of persons trained and armed for war. any body of persons organized for any purpose: an army of […]
noun a town in Australia, in NE New South Wales: a centre for tourism. Pop: 20 271 (2001) Historical Examples armidale is situated on a pretty bay of the narrow sea, which flows between the main land of Scotland and the Isle of Sky. Life Of Johnson, Volume 5 Boswell We came at last to […]