- a lozenge represented as having a lozenge-shaped hole at the center.
Origin of mascle
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The Mascle, too, rises there; I have heard four or five springs mentioned, I fancy.'
If you don't want any one to see you, we will go along by the Mascle.
The mascle is afterwards explained to be the lozenge pierced.
In the early days of Heraldry the Lozenge and the Mascle were evidently held to be identical.The Handbook to English Heraldry
- heraldry a charge consisting of a lozenge with a lozenge-shaped hole in the middleAlso called: voided lozenge
C14: from Old French macle, perhaps from Latin macula spot
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