Canadian Heraldic Dictionary

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Term Source Meaning Illustration
Tapissé Cadet SU (Prairie) A field (as in the base of the badge illustrated) made up of ears of grain. The grain should be stated, but typically is of wheat.
Thunderbird Abbottsford This is a traditional mythological creature used by the Haida and other West-coast aboriginal tribes. It resembles an eagle, and is sometimes depicted as double-headed.
Torah Crown Abraham The Torah Crown is a reference to the Jewish faith. However, the one depicted in the grant illustrated does not seem to resemble the traditional torah crown, which typically has a sort of cupola at the top (see image on right).
Train Sainte-Foy The blazon reads "... a bend Or charged with five kegs joined by a train Sable." Before one searches for a locomotive and several cars, it should be noted that the train here (in the ancient French arms of Brulard de Sillery) refers to a train of gunpowder or fuse arranged to cause an explosion, although this is not explained for the benefit of the artist.
Treble Clef Hamilton Children's Choir The treble clef is a musical symbol readily converted into an heraldic one, as depicted here.
Tressure Érablé   A tressure embellished with maple leaves set alternately.
Trian Aspect Prairie Gliding School This useful term, meaning "in three-quarter view" (beteen affronty and profile) is generally used for animals or persons. It serves a useful purpose here to refer to a ship.
Tryzub Steeves A common symbol of Ukraine. It is believed to have originated as a tribal symbol and is included in the country's flag. Used for Canadians of Ukrainian descent.

 
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Released: November 18, 2008 / Last modified: November 27, 2009