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Lines of Division
Continued
 

Dovetailed: generally meant to signified building or construction; although some feel that since the shape is that of a Dove's tail, it better suits Peace. Either way, the line is extremely rare, especially in modern day Heraldry.

Engrailed: a popular line in both old and new Heraldry. It is generally accepted that this line represents a river or ocean, and that the bearer's relation to same was intended.

Inveckted: basically shown as the opposite of engrailed but rounded rather than acute; a nice design effect but we could not find a recognized authority that has ever determined any likely symbolism to this line.

Nebulee: said to represent clouds. We are showing both version of the Nebulee

Raguly: the ragged branches of a tree.

Urdee: curiously, the points resemble that of palisades, the wooden or iron fence poles that were used to protect citizens or a place from being attacked. Rarely used.

Rayonnee: the rays of the Sun

Wavy or Ondee: the sea, ocean, river etc.

Potent: was a symbol of ancient Mesopotamia, and said to have been an old name for 'crutch'
 

     Lines-Pictorial

A Chief

Angled

A Chief

Arched

 

Chief Double

Arched

 

Chief Battled

Embattled

 

A Fesse

Beviled


A Fesse

Dancetty

A Bend

Dovetailed

 

A Chief

Embattled

 

Chief Embattled

Arondi

 

A Fesse Embattled

Counter-Embattled


A Chief

Embattled Grady

A Bend

Engrailed

 

Chief
Escartele

 

Pale
Indented

 

Bend Sinister
Inveckted


Chief
Nebulee

Bend
Nebulee (2)

 

Chief
Nowy

 

Fesse
Potent or Potence

 

Fesse
Counter-Potent


Pale
Raguly

Chief
Rayonnee

 

Chief Urdee
or Palissade

 

Fesse

Wavy

 

Filet
Wavy


 

These are the more popular division lines, but modern heraldry has produced others that are country specific such as the Sapinage shown at the top of the page. We recently designed a line called 'a la scie'. The lines were similar to the indented but the angles of the indents were slanted, like a 'SAW'. The coat was for a construction company.
 


 

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