- Part of a Knight's armour that covers the foot.
- A small mammal, related to the marten of Eurasia and North Pacific Islands. Taxonomic name: Martes zibellina.
- The marten. Taxonomic name: Mustela americana.
- A coat made from the fur of the sable.
- 1928, w:Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, w:Orlando:_A_Biography, Orlando:
- :Lovers dallied upon divans spread with sables.
- An artist's brush made from the fur of the sable.
- (tincture): A black colour on a coat of arms.
- (colour) a black colour, like that of sable fur.
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- (colour) of a black colour, like that of sable fur.
- 2002, Christopher Paolini, Eragon, ch 3
- :They wound between the wagons to a tent removed from the rest of the traders'. It was crimson at the top and at the bottom, with thin triangles of colors stabbing into each other.
- (tincture): In blazon, of the colour black.
- Made of sable fur.
- (military) an outwardly projecting part of a fortification, trench system, or line of defense
- prominent, worthy of note; pertinent or relevant
- The article is not exhaustive, but it covers the points pretty well.
- (heraldry): Of an animal, usually a quadruped, depicted in a leaping posture.
noun (plural: sallets)
- (obsolete) spicy information
- A helmet, also sometimes called a salade or celate.
- (heraldry) an ordinary (geometric design) in the shape of an X. It usually occupies the entire field in which it is placed.
- (color) Blood colour; red.
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- Anything of a blood-red color, as cloth.
- bloodstone, Bloodstone.
- Red crayon. See the Note under Crayon, 1.
- To stain with blood; to impart the color of blood to; to ensanguine.
- (colour) Having the colour of blood; red.
- Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood.
- a bodily temperament
- Warm; ardent.
- a temper
- Anticipating the best; not despondent; confident; full of hope
- of success
- (obsolete) irresponsibly mirthful; indulgent in pleasure to the exclusion of important matters
- (past of, scale)
- A marine mammal of the family Otariidae.
verb (secret, ing)
- (physiology) Of organs: to produce and emit (bodily fluids).
- (heraldry) Of or pertaining to sitting.
- (linguistics) anything which serves for any purpose as a substitute for an object of which it is, in some sense, a representation or sign
- (Japanese anime) a dominant character
- (Armor) A broad piece of defensive armor, carried on the arm, formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body.
- 1599: Knocks go and come; God's vassals drop and die; And sword and shield, In bloody field, Doth win immortal fame. — William Shakespeare, Henry V, Act III, Scene II, line 8.
- 1786: The shields used by our Norman ancestors were the triangular or heater shield, the target or buckler, the roundel or rondache, and the pavais, pavache, or tallevas. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 22.
- Anything which protects or defends; defense; shelter; protection.
- 1592: Go muster men. My counsel is my shield; We must be brief when traitors brave the field. — William Shakespeare, Richard III, Act 4, Scene 3, line 56.
- Figuratively, one who protects or defends.
- 1611: Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. The Holy Bible, King James Version, Genesis 15:1.
- (botany) In lichens, a hardened cup or disk surrounded by a rim and containing the fructification, or asci.
- (heraldry) The escutcheon or field on which are placed the bearings in coats of arms.
- (geology) A large expanse of exposed stable Precambrian rock.
- (mining) (Mining) A framework used to protect workmen in making an adit under ground, and capable of being pushed along as excavation progresses.
- A spot resembling, or having the form of a shield.
- Bespotted as with shields of red and black. Spenser.
- (obsolete) A coin, the old French crown, or écu, having on one side the figure of a shield.
- (scifi) A field of energy which protects or defends.
- (colloquial) A police badge
- The chief put something in his hand and Bosch looked down to see the gold detective's . http://www.michaelconnelly.com/Book_Collection/Closers/ClosersExcerpt/closersexcerpt.html
- (transport) A sign or symbol, usually containing numbers and sometimes letters, identifying a highway route.
- To protect, to defend.
- 2004: w: Chris Wallace (journalist), Chris Wallace, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
- :Shots rang out and a 15-year-old boy, shielding a woman from the line of fire, was killed.
- (electricity) to protect from the influence of
- inauspicious, ominous, unlucky
- evil, seeming to be evil.
- of the left side.
- (heraldry): the left side of a shield from the wearer's standpoint, and the right side to the viewer.
- (anatomy) The main bone of the head; the cranium.
- A level of quality or attainment.
- Something used as a measure for comparative evaluations.
- An object supported in an upright position.
- A musical work of established popularity.
- The flag or ensign carried by a cavalry unit.
- A rule or set of rules or requirements which are widely agreed upon or imposed by government.
- A bottle of wine containing 0.750 liters of fluid.
- One of the upright members that supports the horizontal axis of a transit or theodolite.
- Falling within an accepted range. ex, size, amount, power, quality, etc.
- (context, of a tree or shrub) Growing on an erect stem of full height.
- Having recognized excellence or authority.
- Of a usable or serviceable grade or quality.
- Having a tail that is forked like a swallow's.