Crosslet

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crosslet A crucible.
    • Crosslet A small cross.
    • a Crosslet (Her) Crossed again; -- said of a cross the arms of which are crossed. SeeCross-crosslet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crosslet A small cross.
    • n crosslet A crucible.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Crosslet a little cross
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OF. croisel, crucible, and E. Cresset
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. crois (Fr. croix)—L. cruc-em, orig. an upright post to which latterly a cross-piece was added.

Usage

In literature:

Gules, a pair of scales or; on a chief azure (color on color) three cross-crosslets argent.
"The Muse of the Department" by Honore de Balzac
Gules, a pair of scales or; on a chief azure (color on color) three cross-crosslets argent.
"Parisians in the Country" by Honore de Balzac
See the words CROSS, CROSSLETS, in the Dictionary.
"The Manual of Heraldry; Fifth Edition" by Anonymous
The tormentilla gleams in showers along the mountain turf; her delicate crosslets are separate, though constellate, as the rubied daisy.
"Proserpina, Volume 1" by John Ruskin
The arms are a fess between four crosslets with a crescent for difference.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury" by H. J. L. J. Massé
A possible pattern for a younger son was three cross crosslets fitchee and a chief or.
"Shakespeare's Family" by Mrs. C. C. Stopes
The shield of barry wavy contains three crosslets, the peculiar sign of the cathedral.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885" by Various
The knop has eight roundels with niello crosses crossleted; on the stem are saints in niello in vesicas.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
Second and third, sable, a cross crosslet, ermine.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
The crosslet, cross botonny or cross crosletted, is a cross whose limbs, of even breadth, end as trefoils or treble buds.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3" by Various
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