The Swallow, as distinct from the martlet, is sometimes met with.
martlet and I both feel that we must have the north-west tower.
You will consult with martlet what to do about the defences at once, while I write back to your father.
Most heraldry books state also that the martlet has no beak.
Some writers confound it with the martlet, stating that the alerion is the same bird with its wings displayed or extended.
The martlet is practically always represented in profile, at rest, and with its wings closed.
I cannot get at the root of this word, 'martlet,' which is the really classical and authoritative English one.
A near relative of this bird is the Martin, or, as it is called in the language of heraldry, the martlet (Hirundo urbica).
The martlet is the appropriate “difference” or mark of cadency for the fourth son.
Commoner than the eagle as a charge is the martlet, a humbler bird which is never found as the sole charge of a shield.