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- n. A diminutive of the bend, of the same shape, but only half the width of the bend.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A narrow bend, esp. one half the width of the bend.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In heraldry, a bearing of the nature of the bend, but half as wide. Also called garter.
- n. A name of the common British sea-anemone, Actinia mesembryanthemum.
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"The same, but here, overall, is the bendlet sinister."
Certainly no quarter of a town could use a mark of cadency below a bendlet, and Florence was more careful than most Italian towns to be precise in her heraldry.
His coat had previously borne the bendlet sinister, but this was officially turned into a bendlet dexter, to show that the King had been pleased to legitimise him in recognition of his services to Joan of Arc. Jean was
Among these shields we notice one bearing "on a field semée of fleurs-de-lys, a label, above all a bendlet dexter."
For a lengthy period the use of the _bend_, _bendlet_, and _baton sinister_ was usual for the purpose of denoting illegitimacy, but this has now given way to the use, in England, of a _bordure wavy_; in
LE FITZ PAYN -- _Gu., three lions pass. arg., over all a bendlet az.
Since the fifteenth century, in English Heraldry, a narrow bendlet or baton sinister, couped at its extremities, either plain or charged, has usually been the mark employed as difference by the illegitimate descendants of the Royal Family.
The use of the _bendlet sinister_ for the debruising of crests still exists in England and Ireland, but crests are not usually differenced for any reason in Scotland.
SOMERSET), differenced _Beaufort_, No. 361, with a _silver bendlet sinister_, as in No. 362, the bendlet covering the quarterings, but being included within the bordure.