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Definition of "orle" [orle]

  • A bordure which runs around the outline of a shield without touching the edge. (noun)

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Use "orle" in a sentence
  • "Though the libretto is not very carefully written, it is better than the average performances of this {177} kind, and with poetical intuition Schefsky has refrained from the temptation, to make it turn out well, as Charlotte Birch-Pfeiffer has done in her play of L'orle, which is a weak counterpart of Auerbach's village-tragedy."
  • "This family bears: party per pale or and sable, an orle counterchanged and two lozenges counterchanged, with: “i, semper melius eris,” — a motto which, together with the two distaffs taken as supporters, proves the modesty of the burgher families in the days when the Orders held their allotted places in the State; and the naivete of our ancient customs by the pun on"
  • "On looking in the windows orle is fairly astonished at the diversity of shapes that are exposed for sale."