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In [[heraldry]], if a [[field]] is strewn with many items of the same [[charge]] it is referred to as '''sem'''.
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In [[heraldry]], if a [[field]] is strewn with many items of the same [[charge]] it is referred to as '''semé'''. This is treated as a field, not as a field with a number of charges on it.
   
 
==Exceptions==
 
==Exceptions==
   
There are several occasions where rather than saying '''sem of charge''' we say something else.
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There are several occasions where rather than saying '''semé of charge''' we say something else.
   
* a sem of [[cross crosslet]]s is called [[crucilly]]
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* a semé of [[cross crosslet]]s is called [[crusilly]]
* a sem of [[goutte]]s is called goutty or goutt
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* a semé of [[goutte]]s is called goutty or goutté
* a sem of [[fleur de lis]] is called [[fleury]]
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* a semé of [[fleur de lis]] is called [[semy de lis]]
* a sem of [[billet]]s is called [[billety]]
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* a semé of [[billet]]s is called [[billety]]
   
 
==Repeating field patterns==
 
==Repeating field patterns==
   
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Patterns based on the [[ordinary|ordinaries]] which repeat throughout the field are considered field divisions or [[line divisions]].
* [[barry]]
 
* [[bendy]]
 
* [[lozengy]]
 
* [[fretty]]
 
   
 
[[Category: Device heraldry]]
 
[[Category: Device heraldry]]

Latest revision as of 03:42, 5 September 2006

In heraldry, if a field is strewn with many items of the same charge it is referred to as semé. This is treated as a field, not as a field with a number of charges on it.

Exceptions

There are several occasions where rather than saying semé of charge we say something else.

Repeating field patterns

Patterns based on the ordinaries which repeat throughout the field are considered field divisions or line divisions.