escutcheon escutcheon


  1. (n) a flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers
  2. (n) (nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed
  3. (n) a shield; especially one displaying a coat of arms



  1. It was high time to give the Vice President his due, Nixon told his aides, who promptly got busy polishing up the Agnew escutcheon.
  2. Since 1905 a foul blot has stained the national checker escutcheon.
  3. A federal grand jury sitting in Washington finally got around to the man who added the mink coat couchant to the escutcheon of the Truman Administration.
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furtive furtive
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