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Roundel

noun
1.
English form of rondeau having three triplets with a refrain after the first and third.
2.
Round piece of armor plate that protects the armpit.
3.
(heraldry) a charge in the shape of a circle.  Synonym: annulet.






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"Roundel" Quotes from Famous Books



... takes the form of a "cursing roundel," a form once employed by Callimachus, who may have inherited it from the East. It calls down heaven's wrath upon the confiscated lands in language as bitter as ever Mt. Ebal heard: fire and flood over the crops, blight upon the fruit, and pestilence ...
— Vergil - A Biography • Tenney Frank

... learned as a conveyancer: but it was all of no use: "He penned a stanza when he should engross:" however, I ate my terms and was duly called to the Bar. At Walters' my most eminent colleague, amongst others, was Roundel Palmer, now Lord Selborne, who, some time after, when we both had chambers in the Inn, wanted me (but I repudiated the idea) to be proposed as a candidate member for Oxford University, just before Gladstone was induced to stand; I daresay he will remember ...
— My Life as an Author • Martin Farquhar Tupper



Words linked to "Roundel" :   armour plate, armor plating, cataphract, armorial bearing, bearing, plate armor, charge, plate armour, rondel, suit of armor, heraldic bearing, coat of mail, armor plate, annulet, heraldry, rondeau, body armour, body armor, suit of armour



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