Canadian Heraldic Dictionary

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Term Source Meaning Illustration
Narwhal Royal Heraldry Society of Canada, Vol IV, P 400 The Narwhal is a small whale of the Arctic, notable for its long tusk, a protruding canine tooth. The tusk is actually a sensory organ.
Newfoundland Dog City of Mount Pearl, NL., Vol IV, P 447 The Newfoundland Dog was originally bred as a working dog for fishermen in the Dominion of Newfoundland. It is known for its giant size, intelligence, strength, calm disposition, innate swimming ability and loyalty.
Nisga'a Nisga'a Nation, Vol IV (1st Nations), P 1 The Copper is a distinctly shaped item presented at potlatches. The one shown here is of the Nisga'a Nation.
North American Robin Watson, D.F. Vol III, P 125 The North American Robin, while named for its European counterpart because of its red breast, is actually a thrush.
Northern Harrier Town of Penhold, BC. Vol IV, P 386 The Northern Harrier is bird of the hawk family, native to North America. It suggests the idea of flight. In this instance, it refers to the former RCAF base that stood near the town of Penhold.
North-West Mounted Policeman (c. 1873) City of Prince Albert, Sask. Vol II, P 180 The dexter supporter of Prince Albert's arms shows a policeman of the North-West Mounted Police in the uniform used when the force was first established in 1873. It was essentially an army uniform, with a red tunic and pill-box hat.
North-West Mounted Policeman (c. 1882) City of Regina, Sask. Vol II, P 187 The North-West Mounted Policeman, shown as the dexter supporter, appears in the uniform of the early 1880's, when the original pill-box hat had been replaced by a spiked helmet.
Notarial Sealing Press Watt, G.C. (Badge) Vol II, P 72 The Sealing Press, used for applying seal impressions on paper, refers to the grantee’s role as a notary public.

 
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