Canadian Heraldic Dictionary

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Term Source Meaning Illustration
Tapissé Cadet SU (Prairie) Tapissé means carpeted. In the badge shown, the background of the base is blazoned as “tapissé of wheat Or".
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: July 21, 2015