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In [[heraldry]] a '''stain''' is one of a number of different colours not included as one of the seven normal solid-field [[tincture]]s. The three stains usually referred to in [[period]] heraldry are [[tenn]], [[murrey]] and [[sanguine]]. In period writings, a stain is both decribed as a characteristic of a [[tincture]] ''(Berners)'' and as a term for [[tincture]]s disallowed in [[heraldry]] ''(Legh, Guillim)''. In later writings, use of a stain on the arms of [[nobility]] was thought to indicate a stain on the bearer's honour, and were therefore used for [[abatement]]s. This probably arose from a confusion of the term "stain" as a characteristic of color in the late [[Middle Ages]] with its more common negative usage. It is doubful that stains were ever used as [[abatement]]s.
 
In [[heraldry]] a '''stain''' is one of a number of different colours not included as one of the seven normal solid-field [[tincture]]s. The three stains usually referred to in [[period]] heraldry are [[tenn]], [[murrey]] and [[sanguine]]. In period writings, a stain is both decribed as a characteristic of a [[tincture]] ''(Berners)'' and as a term for [[tincture]]s disallowed in [[heraldry]] ''(Legh, Guillim)''. In later writings, use of a stain on the arms of [[nobility]] was thought to indicate a stain on the bearer's honour, and were therefore used for [[abatement]]s. This probably arose from a confusion of the term "stain" as a characteristic of color in the late [[Middle Ages]] with its more common negative usage. It is doubful that stains were ever used as [[abatement]]s.
   
Including more modern additions, the list of stains is:
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The list of stains is:
   
 
*[[Murrey]] (mulberry)
 
*[[Murrey]] (mulberry)

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