ANSTHRLD - Conflict Check - shark naiant

Teceangl tierna at
Wed Feb 7 14:43:26 PST 2001

> This is a household badge. I know that affiliation badges are fieldless in 
> period from watching this list, but I think the submitters' preference is
> for a silver/white shark and to include the colors blue and green in some 
> manner, over period practices. I will hopefully see some of them tonight. 

Hrm.  I'm seeing in my tworped and wisted little herald's head,
(Fieldless) A shark naiant argent semy of roundels azure and vert.

Colm can help with the inn sign to household name bit.  He's done a nice
study of the subject (which I've misplaced...  ARGH!).
I actually think "White Shark" might work as an inn sign, but we'd have to
make sure that "shark" is a period word and that it was applied to the
critter we know as a shark.
Okay, you'll really want an OED lookup for this, but the online Merriam
Webster at dates the word "shark", meaning
the marine fish we know, to the 15th century.

I think it's acceptible.  Have you checked it for conflict yet?

- Teceangl
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