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wake and ormond knot

wake and ormond knot

This type of knot was used as a charge by the Order of Annunciation, established during the 14th century. In this context, it stood for loyalty, protection, and obedience.

wavy

wavy

A line of partition described as `wavy' is reminiscent of waves of water.

wolf

wolf

The wolf appears frequently in English coats of arms. Despite its negative connotations in medieval exempla, where it stood as a metaphor for greed, in heraldry it signified strength, rapacity and cunning.

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