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In [[heraldry]] a '''mascle''' is a [[ordinary|subordinary]] in the shape of a voided [[lozenge]].
 
In [[heraldry]] a '''mascle''' is a [[ordinary|subordinary]] in the shape of a voided [[lozenge]].
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A pattern laid over the field, ''masculy'' is similar to [[fretty]], but while the latter is an interlaced fretwork pattern, the former is a solid latticework pattern without interlacing. In period this very rare pattern was shown several different ways, however.
   
 
[[Category:Device heraldry]]
 
[[Category:Device heraldry]]

Revision as of 07:20, 16 December 2005

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In heraldry a mascle is a subordinary in the shape of a voided lozenge.

A pattern laid over the field, masculy is similar to fretty, but while the latter is an interlaced fretwork pattern, the former is a solid latticework pattern without interlacing. In period this very rare pattern was shown several different ways, however.