Her. A wavy line meant to look like the outline of clouds. [< Lat. nebulatus = clouded]

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  • Nebuly — Neb u*ly, n. (Her. & Arch.) A line or a decoration composed of successive short curves or waves supposed to resemble a cloud. See {N[ e]bul[ e]} [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nebuly — Argent a fess nebuly gules In heraldry and architecture,[1] a line which is drawn nebuly is made up of a series of bulbous protrusions, which are supposed to resemble clouds (Latin nebula: a mist, vapor, or cloud).(OED) The title of the 1903 book …   Wikipedia

  • Nebuly — N ebul e N[ e] bu l[ e] , Nebuly Neb u*ly, a. [F. n[ e]bul[ e].] (Her.) Composed of successive short curves supposed to resemble a cloud; said of a heraldic line by which an ordinary or subordinary may be bounded. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nebuly — adj. Heraldry wavy in form; cloudlike. Etymology: F neacutebuleacute f. med.L nebulatus f. L NEBULA * * * nebuly see nebulé …   Useful english dictionary

  • nebuly — adjective /ˈnɛbjʊli/ Edged in a deeply wavy line, intended to represent clouds …   Wiktionary

  • nebuly — [ nɛbjʊli] adjective Heraldry divided or edged with a line formed of deeply interlocking curves. Origin C16: from Fr. nébulé, from med. L. nebulatus clouded , from L. nebula mist …   English new terms dictionary

  • nebuly — neb·u·ly …   English syllables

  • nebuly — /ˈnɛbjəli/ (say nebyuhlee) adjective Rare wavy; serpentine. {originally with reference to heraldic decoration; Late Latin nebulatus cloudy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • The Nebuly Coat — (1903), by J. Meade Falkner, is a novel which tells of the experiences of a young architect, Edward Westray, who is sent to the remote Dorset town of Cullerne to supervise restoration work on Cullerne Minster. He finds himself caught up in… …   Wikipedia

  • barry-nebuly — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: barry (I) + nebuly heraldry : composed of bars having nebuly bounding lines compare barry wavy …   Useful english dictionary

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