from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
- noun 1. Same as
- noun A plate of steel more or less lozenge-shaped, used in making scale-armor and similar garments of fence.
- noun In heraldry, a bearing in the form of a lozenge perforated or voided so that the field appears through the opening. This bearing is never charged with any other. Also
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Her.) A lozenge voided.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
lozengewith a smaller lozenge-shaped hole in the centre.
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The mascle is afterwards explained to be the lozenge pierced.
Notes and Queries, Number 210, November 5, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.
_ A mascle pierced with a circular opening: No. 144.
"The other grade consists in covering the whole tusk with a succession of boldly carved grotesque figures -- human, animal, and symbolic -- giving the tusk a rich embroidered-like look, the thick ends being finished off with a suitable diamond pattern belt and the tip finished with an equally appropriate series of carvings in the shape of a mascle studded foolscap, or a capsule supported by elongated cowries.
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