In modern English cadency, the difference of the second son, or house.
The first crosslet is charged with an annulet, probably as a mark of cadency.
The rule is also disregarded entirely as regards augmentations and Scottish cadency bordures.
The Mounteneys further difference their common arms, for cadency, after this manner.
To understand the question of cadency it is necessary to revert to the status of a coat of arms in early periods.
This point will be treated more fully under "Marks of cadency."
The martlet is the appropriate “difference” or mark of cadency for the fourth son.
Shakespeare's son-in-law bore the talbots' heads only, which may merely have been a mark of cadency.
I must be content to illustrate these various forms of cadency with a few examples only.
When any charge, ordinary, or mark of cadency surmounts a single object, that object is termed "debruised" by that ordinary.