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orle

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

orlen. [F. orle an orle, a fillet, fr. LL. orla border, dim. of L. ora border, margin.].
  •  A bearing, in the form of a fillet, round the shield, within, but at some distance from, the border.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The wreath, or chaplet, surmounting or encircling the helmet of a knight and bearing the crest.  [1913 Webster]
In orle, round the escutcheon, leaving the middle of the field vacant, or occupied by something else; -- said of bearings arranged on the shield in the form of an orle.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

orle, n. Heraldry a narrow band or border of charges near the edge of a shield.

Etymology
F o(u)rle f. ourler to hem, ult. f. L ora edge

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