Heraldry Dictionary Section U
Ullum. As in the
Arms of Lake.
Ulster Badge. A
shield ar., thereon a sinister hand apaumée, couped
at the wrist, and erect gu. This is the Badge of a Baronet
of Great Britain. See Baronet.
Uster, King of Arms.
See Heralds College.
Umbraced. The same
Un cri de guerre.
The War Cry, or Motto.
Undated. Same as
Undatyd. Used by
Upton for undée.
Unde, Undée, or Undy.
The same as Wavy.
Une Devise. The
of laurel, bay, etc., consist of three leaves; the sprig,
of five leaves; and the branch, of nine leaves; if fructed,
four leaves are sufficient to term it a branch.
Unglet. See Unguled.
Unguled. A term
applied to the hoofs of the horse, stag, bull, goat,
etc., to express that they are of a different tincture
from that of the body of the animal.
Unicorn. An imaginary
animal, represented as having the head, neck and body
of a horse, the legs of a buck, the tail of a lion,
and a long straight horn growing out of the middle of
the forehead. It is well known as the sinister supporter
of the present Royal Arms.
Unifoil. A plant
with a single leaf, like a leaf of the trefoil.
Union Flag. The
National Ensign of Great Britain, commonly called the
Jack, or Union Jack. In this Union-Flag we have three
crosses, viz., that of St. George for England, of St.
Andrew for Scotland, and St. Patrick for Ireland; properly
combined according to the rules of heraldry, as follows:
On a field az., the cross saltier of St. Andrew ar.,
surmounted by that of St. Patrick, gu., over all the
red cross of St. George, fimbriated of the second.
Union, Cross of the.
This form was settled as the badge of the Union
between England and Scotland, and is blazoned az., a
saltire ar. surmounted of a cross gu. edged of the second.
Universities, Arms of.
See Arms of Community.
Upon, or Above Another.
Lying upon it. Also the placing of Arms in pale.
Applied to all shellfish instead of haurient, and to
reptiles instead of rampant.
Upsilon. The Greek
Y, borne by the name of Clark. Westenius, de linguâ
Græcâ, tells us that Pythagoras invented the Y of the
original alphabet, as a representation of the path of
life. The foot is said to represent infancy, the two
forks, two paths, tho one leading to good, the other
Uranus, or Georgium Sidus.
An astronomical sign.
Urchin. See Hedgehog.
to Randle Holme, is the singular of Urdee, and implies
one projection, as per bend urde.
Applied to fish with the head downwards.
Urle. See Orle.
Urn. A vessel, usually
largest in the middle.
Urus's Head. A bull's
Urvant or Urved.
Turned, or bowed upwards.