One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A representation of a city wall in the form of a crown, borne above the shield in the arms of distinguished soldiers and of some civic authorities.
- ‘Above the mural crown is a garb or sheaf of wheat or corn used to represent farming.’
- ‘Argent on a cross gules enfiled in pale by two mural crowns or a rose of the first stalked and leaved proper.’
- ‘The five embattlements on the mural crown represent the five campaigns in Europe during World War II.’
- ‘A silver mural crown in five towers stamps the coat of arms.’
- ‘The white and blue waves refer to the River Mersey and the six mural crowns, being civic emblems, to the six constituent districts.’
2(in ancient Roman times) a crown or garland given to the soldier who was first to scale the wall of a besieged town.
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