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arable (of farmland) capable of being farmed productively
banner a long strip of cloth bearing a slogan or design, hung up or carried on poles
Coat of Arms the distinctive heraldic bearings or shield of a person, family, corporation, or country
county a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government
demographics characteristics and statistics of human population: the characteristics of a human population or part of it, especially its size, growth, density, distribution, etc
dexter (heraldry) on or towards the bearerís right-hand side and the observerís left of a coat of arms. The opposite of sinister.
fervour feelings of great warmth and intensity
fleury-counter-fleury = flory counter flory: the terms fleury (fr. fleur), flory, fleurty, floretty, flourite, or flurte, and similar variations, signify adorned with, or ending in, fleurs-de-lis. The term fleurs-de-lis is also sometimes used in the sense of fleurs-de-lis being conjoined with the charge
GDP gross domestic product: measure of the United States economy adopted in 1991; the total market values of goods and services by produced by workers and capital within the United States borders during a given period (usually 1 year)
guardant full face: describes an animal on a coat of arms that has its face turned toward the observer
Holy Trinity the union of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost in one Godhead
hop (n) twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer
investiture the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank; the ceremony of installing a new monarch
lance a long pointed rod used as a weapon
latitude an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
limestone a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals
natural hazards natural disasters (such as tornadoes, floods, etc.)
Order of the Garter the highest British order of knighthood
overcast the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds
passant walking: said of any animal on an escutcheon, which is represented as walking with the dexter paw raised
rampant (heraldry) on hind legs: describes a heraldic beast depicted rearing up, in profile, and with its forelegs raised, the right one above the left
silica a white or colorless vitreous insoluble solid (SiO2); various forms occur widely in the earthís crust as quartz or cristobalite or tridymite or lechartelierite
sinister (heraldry) on or towards the left-hand side and the observerís right of a coat of arms. The opposite of dexter.
temperate (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate
terrain a piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential
tressure an inner border with ornamental fleur-de-lis on a heraldic shield

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