Bend Sinister

  • (noun): A mark of bastardy; lines from top right to bottom left.
    Synonyms: bar sinister

Some articles on bend sinister, sinister, bend:

Bend Sinister (EP)
... Bend Sinister is the third release EP from Vancouver band, Bend Sinister released September 14 ...
Luzein - Coat of Arms
... The coat of arms is described as Per bend sinister azure an Arrow in bend sinister Or and of the second a Wing sinister in bend sinister of the first ...
Steiningen - Politics - Coat of Arms
... The municipality’s arms might in English heraldic language be described thus Vert a bend sinister wavy, dexter a chapel, sinister a horseshoe between two mullets of ... The bend sinister wavy (the slanted stripe) symbolizes the Altbach, which lends character to the local scenery ...
Coat Of Arms Of The State Of Vatican City - Origins and Background - Holy See
... Most often the key placed in bend is gold and the one placed in bend sinister, silver sometimes they are both gold, or, less often, silver." A 15th-ce ... and finally the present usage of placing a gold key in bend across a silver one in bend sinister slowly makes its way" (emphasis added) ... This practice of placing a gold key in bend over another of silver in bend sinister is found with certainty from the time of Pope Pius II (1458-1464) ...

Famous quotes containing the words sinister and/or bend:

    Are you being sinister or is this some form of practical joke?
    I’m trying to come to the point.
    I refuse to give up my obsession.
    America stop pushing I know what I’m doing.
    America the plum blossoms are falling.
    Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926)

    I bend my body to the spade
    Or grope with a dirty hand.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)