Then, with deep interest, 'What are your armorial bearings?'
The eagle was probably the armorial badge of the hero of this stanza.
Dolphins are associated with many legends, and they figure in armorial bearings.
It is often charged with armorial insignia, and thus is a true coat of arms.
Lady Charlotte Guest remarks that a boar's head in some form appears as the armorial bearing of all of Caradawc's name.
Tenacious of his armorial bearings, ib.Exploits at Auray, 49.
But, be that as it might, it is certain that in his armorial bearings of four wigs, he added a quart pot for a crest.
All of these except the last, which is a plain printed label, are armorial.
A budding oak-tree, the armorial bearing of the della Rovere, inscribed Feretria.
By the way, the harp is absent from these armorial bearings.