Her. Bent, e.g. a man's arm, often used also of dolphins.
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Embowed — is a term in heraldry and architecture which means * curved like a bow (when applied to fish, animals or heraldic charges) * bent (when applied to the human arm or leg), or * having an arch or arches .ExamplesThe heraldic examples illustrated… … Wikipedia
embowed — ōd adjective Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of embowen : bent like a bow: as a. : arched, vaulted an embowed ceiling … Useful english dictionary
embowed — adjective Date: 15th century bent like a bow ; arched … New Collegiate Dictionary
embowed — /em bohd /, adj. bent; vaulted; arched. [1475 85; EMBOW + ED2] * * * … Universalium
embowed — p. a. Bent, curved, arched, bowed, arcuated, arcuate … New dictionary of synonyms
embowed — em·bowed … English syllables
embowed — em•bowed [[t]ɛmˈboʊd[/t]] adj. archit. cvb bent; arched • Etymology: 1475–85 … From formal English to slang
High-embowed — High em*bowed , a. Having lofty arches. The high embowed roof. Milton. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
counter-embowed — Her.: see counter 14 … Useful english dictionary
Variations of ordinaries — In heraldry, in addition to the variations of the line that can be applied to both ordinaries and the field, there are some variations of ordinaries that can only be applied to them. The arms of Champagne show cotices potented and counter… … Wikipedia