escutcheon


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Synonyms for escutcheon

a flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers

(nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed

a shield

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At his death the wife went back across the loch to her own people, and the blot on the escutcheon of Island McGill was erased.
This is how it came to pass that Clement Chardin des Lupeaulx, whose father was ennobled under Louis XV., and who beareth quarterly, first, argent, a wolf ravisant carrying a lamb gules; second, purpure, three mascles argent, two and one; third, paly of twelve, gules and argent; fourth, or, on a pale endorsed, three batons fleurdelises gules; supported by four griffon's-claws jessant from the sides of the escutcheon, with the motto "En Lupus in Historia," was able to surmount these rather satirical arms with a count's coronet.
They were surmounted with old faded painted escutcheons, and here and there, in the spaces between them, brown pictures, which I perceived to be bad, in battered frames, were suspended.
Their escutcheons have long mouldered from the walls of their castles.
I confess I looked with some interest myself towards the old family pew, appertaining to Wildfell Hall, where the faded crimson cushions and lining had been unpressed and unrenewed so many years, and the grim escutcheons, with their lugubrious borders of rusty black cloth, frowned so sternly from the wall above.
There shall it flame for ages, making a noonday of midnight, glittering on the suits of armor, the banners, and escutcheons, that hang around the wall, and keeping bright the memory of heroes.
Then the way went by long lines of dark windows diversified by turreted towers and porches of eccentric shapes, where old stone lions and grotesque monsters bristled outside dens of shadow and snarled at the evening gloom over the escutcheons they held in their grip.
The lock and escutcheon are moulded in 30% glass reinforced polyamide which is extremely rugged and durable, as well as halogen-free and flame resistant according to UL 94.
Currently they feature on the arms of Charles Windsor on an 'escutcheon of pretence' which seems appropriate.
For additional protection a large anti-vandal escutcheon is available - as are replacement lock cylinders.
Before starting on the schnoble I fit the forend to the barrel using an appropriate sized screw and escutcheon. I set the escutcheon deliberately about 1/16 inch below the surface of the wood so that I can clean up scratches and gouges during the final shaping and sanding.
The barrelband was securely linked to the lock escutcheon by a strap so that it would be held in place and not slide forward during firing.