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Meaning of GULES

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gules\, n. [OE. goules, F. gueules, the same word as
gueule throat, OF. gole, goule, L. gula. So named from the
red color of the throat. See {Gullet}, and cf. {Gula}.]
The tincture red, indicated in seals and engraved figures of
escutcheons by parallel vertical lines. Hence, used
poetically for a red color or that which is red.

      His sev'n-fold targe a field of gules did stain In
      which two swords he bore; his word, ``Divide and
      reign.''                                 --P. Fletcher.

      Follow thy drum; With man's blood paint the ground;
      gules, gules.                            --Shak.

      Let's march to rest and set in gules, like suns.
                                               --Beau. & Fl.