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Meaning of ORLE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Orle\, n. [F. orle an orle, a fillet, fr. LL. orla border,
dim. of L. ora border, margin.]
1. (Her.) A bearing, in the form of a fillet, round the
   shield, within, but at some distance from, the border.

2. (Her.) The wreath, or chaplet, surmounting or encircling
   the helmet of a knight and bearing the crest.

{In orle}, round the escutcheon, leaving the middle of the
   field vacant, or occupied by something else; -- said of
   bearings arranged on the shield in the form of an orle.

 

 

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