Four-square it stood, of an imposing frontage, and flanked on either side by family hatchments.
"The Dynamiter More New Arabian Nights" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Here and there a Hatchment, with the whole science of Heraldry in it, loomed down upon the street, like an Archbishop discoursing on Vanity.
"Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens
Quartered in this dingy hatchment commemorative of Symond are the legal bearings of Mr. Vholes.
"Bleak House" by Charles Dickens
Hatchments were placed everywhere, where hatchments could be put.
"My Lady Ludlow" by Elizabeth Gaskell
Meantime I shall put up a pair of hatchments on my house-front, and you will of course do the same at your several seats.
"The American Claimant" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The Abbey Church was furnished with a magnificent screen, and many hatchments and heraldic tombstones.
"The History of Pendennis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Hatchment and Atchievement, 266.
"Notes & Queries, Volume 2, May-December, 1850, Index" by Various
Why are hatchments put up in churches and on houses?
"Notes & Queries, No. 47, Saturday, September 21, 1850" by Various
The little fools seemed only born And hatched for nothing but a hatchment!
"The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood" by Thomas Hood
Shall thy hatchment, mouldering grimly in yon church amid the sands, Stay trouble from thy household?
"The Haunted Hour" by Various