Torse

In heraldry a torse is a wreath.
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Torse

Torse noun [ Old French , from Old French & French tors , torse , twisted, wreathed, past participle of tordre to twist, Latin torquere . See Torture .] 1. (Her.) A wreath. 2. [ French tors , torse , twisted.] (Geom.) A...
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Torse

• (n.) A wreath. • (n.) A developable surface. See under Developable.
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Torse

In heraldry, a torse or wreath is a twisted roll of fabric laid about the top of the helm and the base of the crest, from which the mantling hangs. It was originally a protective pad worn under a knight`s coif and helmet, covered by a pair of ribbons, of the principal tinctures of the shield, twisted together and extended far enough down the back....
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