Heraldry

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HERALDRY, civil and canon law. The art or office of a herald. It is the art, practice, or science of recording genealogies, and blazoning arms or ensigns armorial. It also teaches whatever relates to the marshaling of cavalcades, processions, and other public ceremonies. Encyc.; Ridley's View of the Civil and Canon Law, pt. 2, c. 1, Sec. 6.

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For my current purpose, however, it is sufficient to note that the Eye of Mordor, to an even greater extent than the other heraldic devices in the novel, corresponds to a definite reality within its fictional world--and prompts an immediate emotional response, in this case one of unalloyed terror.
It doesn't help that one of the aforementioned instruments is the Royal Harp, a gold-plated confection positively plastered in ornamental leeks, crowns and other assorted heraldic devices.
The untouched ancient timber domestic architecture is decorated with heraldic devices and has been used for film and TV productions.
Designs illustrated also include cornucopias, heraldic devices and coat-of-arms, Armenian altar cloths bearing Christian iconography, or Chinoiserie patterns like the one with concubines at their toilette.
Overall it has a very generic appearance, including the comfort zone race track and heraldic devices -- but at least it features some distinctive colour combinations.
FRANKFURT, Germany (FNS) - Large-scale geometric designs and novelty patterns from '60s retro to heraldic devices were the main trends in furnishings fabrics at Heimtextil here this month.