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1A thin border inset from the edge of a shield, narrower than an orle and usually borne double.
- ‘The 1965 arms have a gold field and red tressure from the arms of Scotland.’
- ‘From what I remember, orles and tressures are lopped off at the palar line in such instances.’
- ‘The royal tressure is rare outside Scotland, and is never granted within Scotland unless it signifies a specific royal favour.’
- ‘Normally there were nine arcs to the tressure instead of the four around the head of Edward I, and the points of the tressures are variously fleured or have trefoils upon them.’
- ‘If the tressure is decorated with flowers that look somewhat like the fleur de lis, inserted through the tressure it is known as a tressure-flory-counterflory.’
- 1.1An ornamental enclosure containing a figure or distinctive device, formerly found on various gold and silver coins.
- ‘The reverse side of coin #47807 has a well struck and well centered cross and full tressure surrounding the cross.’
Middle English (denoting a ribbon or band for the hair): from Old French tressour (see tress).
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