heraldic heraldic  /hɛ ˈræl dɪk/


  1. (adj) indicative of or announcing something to come
  2. (adj) of or relating to heraldry


  1. When there is no known coat of arms for a family, Halbert's will create one using heraldic symbols that suggest the family's country of origin.
  2. Yonder rears a clean pocket-size replica of heraldic Warwick Castle-yonder drowses a nausey old nance.
  3. Dated around 1435, it was recognized by its heraldic symbols as a Book of Hours for Catherine of Cleves, noble daughter of a powerful Dutch duke.



  1. In December 1936, Durrell wrote to the American writer Henry Miller about this book: "Have planned the heraldic book, but lack reference books on psychology, the pathology of childhood, cretinism, genius, etc. LET US KILL THE LITERARY MEN ONCE AND...
    on Nov 29, 2007 By: Gerald Durrell Source: Al-Ahram Weekly

  2. "Nobody has a good word to say for pubic lice," George says. "They don't appear in art galleries or museums. They are very discriminated against. So we determined to tidy some of them up and make them look grand and heraldic - a coat of arms....
    on Jun 1, 2005 By: Gilbert and George Source: guardian.co.uk

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