merlet (1298)

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merlet (1298)

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[ FEW: 6/ii,37a merula; Gdf: 5,261a merlette 2; GdfC: ; TL: 5,1532 merlete; DEAF:  merle (merlete); DMF:  merlette 1; TLF:  merlette; OED:  merlette n. / martlet n.2; MED:  merlete n.; DMLBS: ]
merlé,  merlot,  merlettz; 
pl. merlos,  merlés  


1herald.(in English heraldry) martlet, stylized bird of the swallow family
( c.1300; MS: 1606 )  Sir Andrew de Harcla port d'argent ou la croys de gules passant, en la cantel une merlettz de sable  96.61
( s.xivm; MS: s.xivex )  oiseals qe pluys sount de custome portez en armes: egle et merlé  27.92
herald.(in French heraldry) merlette, stylized bird resembling a duck or swan, shown without feet
( 1298; MS: s.xiii )  Emer de Valance porte burel d'argent et d'asur, poudré de merlos de goules  416.101
esmerlot  merle#1 
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