Sunday, November 23, 2008
Definitions for escutcheon
- a shield decorated with a coat of arms
- the protective metal plate around a keyhole and lock, drawer handle or pull, light switch, etc.
- the panel on a ship's stern bearing her name
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Citations for escutcheon
The news comes as a blow to Lafcad's older brother Andrew, the coolest head in the family, who is embarking on a campaign for state auditor and doesn't think another blot on the escutcheon will do much for his chances.
Being drunk, disorderly and violent merits a crack on the head with a truncheon, a night in chokey and a blot on your escutcheon.