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The Probert Encyclopaedia of Heraldry

QUADRATE

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In heraldry, quadrate refers to a cross whose middle is composed of a square.
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QUARTER

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In heraldry, a quarter is one of the divisions of an escutcheon when it is divided into four portions by a horizontal and a perpendicular line meeting in the fesse point. When two coats of arms are united upon one escutcheon, as in the case of marriage, the first and fourth quarters display one shield, the second and third the other.
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QUARTERING

In heraldry, quartering is the division or marshalling of a shield by lines drawn per pale and per fesse cutting each other, each division containing different coats of arms, and divifing the shield into four or more compartments. The term quartering also describes one of the different coats of arms arranged upon an escutcheon, denoting the descent of the bearer.
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QUARTERLY

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In heraldry, quarterly (per cross) describes the division of the field into quarters by lines drawn through it at right angles (both per pale and per fesse).
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QUEUE FOURCHEE

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In heraldry, queue fourchee describes an animal represented with two tails.
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