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gules


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gules  \Gules\,  n.  [OE.  goules,  F.  gueules  the  same  word  as 
  gueule  throat,  OF  gole,  goule,  L.  gula.  So  named  from  the 
  red  color  of  the  throat.  See  {Gullet},  and  cf  {Gula}.] 
  (Her.) 
  The  tincture  red,  indicated  in  seals  and  engraved  figures  of 
  escutcheons  by  parallel  vertical  lines.  Hence  used 
  poetically  for  a  red  color  or  that  which  is  red. 
 
  His  sev'n-fold  targe  a  field  of  gules  did  stain  In 
  which  two  swords  he  bore;  his  word  ``Divide  and 
  reign.''  --P.  Fletcher. 
 
  Follow  thy  drum;  With  man's  blood  paint  the  ground; 
  gules,  gules.  --Shak. 
 
  Let's  march  to  rest  and  set  in  gules,  like  suns. 
  --Beau.  &  Fl