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blazon


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blazon  \Bla"zon\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blazoned};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Blazoning}.]  [From  blazon,  n.;  confused  with  4th  blaze: 
  cf  F.  blasonner.] 
  1.  To  depict  in  colors;  to  display;  to  exhibit  conspicuously; 
  to  publish  or  make  public  far  and  wide. 
 
  Thyself  thou  blazon'st.  --Shak. 
 
  There  pride  sits  blazoned  on  th'  unmeaning  brow. 
  --Trumbull. 
 
  To  blazon  his  own  worthless  name  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  To  deck;  to  embellish;  to  adorn. 
 
  She  blazons  in  dread  smiles  her  hideous  form 
  --Garth. 
 
  3.  (Her.)  To  describe  in  proper  terms  (the  figures  of 
  heraldic  devices);  also  to  delineate  (armorial  bearings); 
  to  emblazon. 
 
  The  coat  of  arms,  which  I  am  not  herald  enough  to 
  blazon  into  English.  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blazon  \Bla"zon\,  n.  [OE.  blason,  blasoun  shield,  fr  F.  blason 
  coat  of  arms,  OF  shield,  from  the  root  of  AS  bl[ae]se 
  blaze,  i.  e.,  luster,  splendor,  MHG.  blas  torch  See  {Blaze}, 
  n.] 
  1.  A  shield.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  An  heraldic  shield;  a  coat  of  arms,  or  a  bearing  on  a  coat 
  of  arms;  armorial  bearings. 
 
  Their  blazon  o'er  his  towers  displayed.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  3.  The  art  or  act  of  describing  or  depicting  heraldic 
  bearings  in  the  proper  language  or  manner.  --Peacham. 
 
  4.  Ostentatious  display,  either  by  words  or  other  means 
  publication;  show  description;  record. 
 
  Obtrude  the  blazon  of  their  exploits  upon  the 
  company.  --Collier. 
 
  Thy  tongue,  thy  face,  thy  limbs,  actions,  and 
  spirit,  Do  give  thee  fivefold  blazon.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blazon  \Bla"zon\,  v.  i. 
  To  shine;  to  be  conspicuous.  [R.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blazon 
  n  :  the  official  symbols  of  a  family,  state,  etc  [syn:  {coat  of 
  arms},  {arms},  {blazonry}] 
  v  :  decorate  with  heraldic  arms  [syn:  {emblazon}] 




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