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 +====== Heraldry ======
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 +The colours of the escutcheon, or of its ordinaries ​
 +and charges, are: — 
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 +  * Yellow (the heraldic name of which is) Or. 
 +  * White .......................................... Argent.
 +  * Red ............................................ Gules
 +  * Blue ............................................ Azure
 +  * Black .......................................... Sable
 +  * Green ......................................... Vert
 +  * Purple ......................................... Purpure
 +  * Orange ....................................... Tenne
 +  * Dark Blood-red, inclining to purple ... Sanguine or Murrey, from mulberry.
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 +The two first being ordinarily represented by gold and silver, are called metals, and named by heralds after the French. ​
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 +The two last are rarely seen in English coats of arms. The heraldic colours are usually estimated as five, — red, blue, black, green, purple. ​
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