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Niet väčšieho blázna, ako fľaša prázdna There is no greater fool than an empty bottle – a Slovak proverb suggesting that getting drunk is the most foolish thing to do
- (heraldry): A verbal or written description of a coat of arms.
* 1894: ...it should never be forgotten that the best blazon is that which is the most perspicuous — James Parker, A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry.
- (heraldry): A formalized language for describing a coat of arms.
* 1997: We must banish, therefore, the persistent but wholly erroneous notion that the heralds invented many of the terms used in blazon and borrowed the rest from the everyday lexicon of terms... — Gerard J. Brault, Early Blazon
- (heraldry): A coat of arms or a banner depicting a coat of arms.
- (transitive) To describe a coat of arms.
* 1889: After Blazoning the Shield, you proceed to the exterior ornaments viz.: The Helmet, Lambrequin, Crest, Supporters, Badge, and Motto — Charles Norton Elvin, A Dictionary of Heraldry
- To emblazon.
- To devise.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Bla"zon (&?;), n. [OE. blason,
blasoun, shield, fr. F. blason coat of arms, OF. shield, from
the root of AS. blæse blaze, i. e., luster, splendor,
MHG. blas torch See Blaze, n.]
1. A shield. [Obs.]
2. An heraldic shield; a coat of arms, or a bearing
on a coat of arms; armorial bearings.
Their blazon o'er his towers displayed.
Sir W. Scott.
3. The art or act of describing or depicting
heraldic bearings in the proper language or manner.
4. Ostentatious display, either by words or other
means; publication; show; description; record.
Obtrude the blazon of their exploits upon the
Thy tongue, thy face, thy limbs, actions, and spirit,
Do give thee fivefold blazon.
Bla"zon, v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Blazoned (&?;); p. pr. & vb. n.
Blazoning (&?;).] [From blazon, n.; confused with 4th
blaze: cf. F. blasonner.] 1. To depict
in colors; to display; to exhibit conspicuously; to publish or make public
far and wide.
Thyself thou blazon'st.
There pride sits blazoned on th' unmeaning brow.
To blazon his own worthless name.
2. To deck; to embellish; to adorn.
She blazons in dread smiles her hideous form.
3. (Her.) To describe in proper terms (the
figures of heraldic devices); also, to delineate (armorial bearings); to
The coat of , arms, which I am not herald enough to
blazon into English.
Bla"zon, v. i. To shine; to be
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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