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In [[heraldry]], a line which is drawn '''dancetty''' is made up of several zigzags. It differs from [[indented]] in that the zigzags are longer. It is usual for a line dancetty to have only three complete teeth, even if it extends the entire length of the shield. A two-edged [[ordinary]] dancetty is usually [[emblazon]]ed so that the teeth fit into each other, giving the impression that the entire ordinary is a large zigzag.
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In [[heraldry]], '''dancetty''' is sawtooth lines in parallel on either side of an [[ordinary|ordinary]], giving the impression that the entire ordinary is a large zigzag, 'dancing' across the field. Dancetty differs from [[indented]] in that the zigzags of an ordinary indented shift in opposition rather than running parallel to one another. It is usual for a line dancetty to have only three to five complete teeth, even if it extends the entire length of the shield. The use of dancetty on a single-edged ordinary or [[Line_divisions|line of division]] is incorrect, however a [[field]] divided into multiple, parallel pieces (such as [[barry]]) may be depicted dancetty.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:59, 22 August 2008

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In heraldry, dancetty is sawtooth lines in parallel on either side of an ordinary, giving the impression that the entire ordinary is a large zigzag, 'dancing' across the field. Dancetty differs from indented in that the zigzags of an ordinary indented shift in opposition rather than running parallel to one another. It is usual for a line dancetty to have only three to five complete teeth, even if it extends the entire length of the shield. The use of dancetty on a single-edged ordinary or line of division is incorrect, however a field divided into multiple, parallel pieces (such as barry) may be depicted dancetty.