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This heraldry dictionary is based on the works of Elvin (edited by Marvin Beatty) from his original manuscript of 1879. Corrections have been made, and additions from the Armorial Gold Library have been added. You are welcome to use this heraldry dictionary as a reference tool without fee. This is copyrighted material and as such may not be reproduced in "any way" without the expressed written permission of Armorial Gold. Thank You for your Cooperation.

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Jacent. Lying along.

Jackdaw. A bird of the genus Crows.

Jack-Union. See Union Jack.

Jacynthe. See Hyacinth.

Jagged. Notched, uneven.

Jaguar. See Ounce.

Jambe. See Gamb.

Jambeux. Armour for the leg.

Janus' Head. Is represented with two faces, an old and a youthful one, of which, one looks forward and the other backward.

Jashawk. A Hawk.

Jaune. Yellow, or gold.

Javelin. A spear with a barbed point.

Jay. A bird.

Jellop or Jowlop. The comb of a cock, cockatrice, etc., and when of a different tincture from the head, the cock, etc., is said to be Jelloped. See Wattled.

Jelloped. See Jellop.

Jersey-comb. A tool used by woolcombers.

Jerusalem Cross. A cross crosslet cantoned with four crosses.

Jessant. Throwing out, or shooting forth as a lion rising, or issuing from the middle of the fesse.

Jessant-de-lis or Jessant-de-lys. When a fleur-de-lis issues from any object. In old writings the word vorant is used to express a leopard's face jossant-de-lis.

Jessamine. In blazoning arms by flowers represents argent.

Jesses. Short straps to tie the bells on the legs of a hawk, in which were fixed the varvels, or little rings, and to these was fastened the leash, or long strap by which the Falconer held her on his hand.

Jewels. The tinctures of the arms of Peers are blazoned by some writers by the names of precious stones.

Jewelled. Adorned with Jewels.

John, St. of Jerusalem. See St. John of Jerusalem.

Joinant. Same as Conjoined.

Jousts. See Justs.

Jowlopped. See Jellop.

Juddock. A Snipe.

Jugarle Fasciolę. See Bar-Gemel.

Jug. A drinking vessel. See Ewer.

Julian, St. Cross of. A cross crosslet placed saltireways.

July-Flower. See Gilly-flower.

Jumel or Jumelle. See Gemel.

Jupiter. Azure is expressed by this planet in blazon.

Jupon or Just-Corps. A surcoat without sleeves, worn over thier armour by the Nobles and Knights of the Middle Ages from about A.D. 1360 to A.D. 1405. The Jupon was emblazoned with the insignia of the wearer.

Justs. Military exercises in former times, for the display of martial prowess, conducted with great pomp and ceremony. See Tournaments.

 

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