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escutcheon

 [es-kuch´un]
1. a shield or something shaped like a shield.
2. the shieldlike pattern of distribution of the pubic hair.
Normal escutcheon distribution of male and female pubic hair.

escutcheon

(es-kŭtch'ŏn),
Pattern of distribution of pubic hair.
[M.E., fr. Norman Fr. esochon, fr. L.L., scutio, fr. L. scutum, shield]

escutcheon

/es·cutch·eon/ (es-kuch´un) the pattern of distribution of the pubic hair.

escutcheon

[eskuch′ən]
Etymology: L, scutum, shield
the pattern of distribution of coarse, adult pubic hair, rhomboid in the male and triangular in the female.
A patch of pubic hair
The normal female escutcheon is a triangle pointing downward, sharply cut off at the level of the pubic symphysis; the male escutcheon is diamond-shaped with both downward and upward angles; a male pattern in a woman may indicate pathological excess of androgen, or be a familial trait without significance

escutcheon

the shield-like pattern of distribution of the haircoat in the area below the vulva, down to the top of the udder, in the cow. The escutcheon itself is composed of hairs which lie vertically downwards; its edges consist of a well-demarcated ridge created when this vertically inclined hair meets the horizontally inclined hair of the lateral aspect of the thigh. Wishful-thinking herdsmen used to read predictions of milking capacity into the shape of the escutcheon of a dairy cow.
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Then, carried by a bearer party of his 20th Regiment, Parr's body, covered by a black velvet pall, which held eight escutcheons.
132) It has also been attributed to' assimilation to Christianity, though similar escutcheons appearing on Ashkenazi tombstones have generally not provoked such assumptions.
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Since Tolkien's own approach to the subject appears to be artistic rather than scientific, one is hardly required to be an expert to comment on it, and in what follows I shall avoid all reference to escutcheons, fesses, lozenges, grand quartering, marks of cadency, and the like.
To achieve authenticity in its aged look, Kincaid not only made escutcheons that work, it created realistic decorative grooves in a dining table by offsetting the layup of the boards, then running them only partly through a planer before hand-planing and hand-sanding them.
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You can get escutcheons with covers in all shapes and sizes, and they just screw in place over the keyhole.
Even more impressive will be a superb Queen Anne oak chest on stand with original handles and escutcheons, its stand with cabriole legs and pad feet.
The escutcheons of the Knights came down and the royal coat of arms went up.
Theseare all handsome by themselves; they are baroque forms that recall architectural borrowings from nature such as escutcheons.
But the fact that heroines like Mary Thorne and like Eliot's Effi Marner and Esther Lyon, adopted daughters who have worse blots on their escutcheons than Fanny (such as illegitimacy, working-class parents, or foreign blood), can nevertheless become angels of the British hearth, owes something to the paradigm Austen created in Mansfield Park.
Made entirely by hand, rectangular and crescent shapes were popular in the 1730s, while those shaped like the escutcheons around key holes on furniture were favourites in the late 1740s.