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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]
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
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You probably remember the handle escutcheon shrinking tightly up to the handle and turning with the handle, thereby tearing the trim.
Lindquist describes how painters to the Dukes of Burgundy were often rewarded as much, or more, for personal loyalty to the duke than for their artistic skills, and became closest and most useful members of the court through their management roles in large collaborative projects, including such "low arts" as design for pennants, banners, harnesses, and escutcheons, a position also noted by Elsig for artists in Savoy (61).
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In the end, as Amstrong records, 'no further action was taken, and the escutcheons, unobtrusive and unnoticed, remain as interesting little mementos of the first Governors of the Institution.' (10) It can be reported that today, the armorial bearings continue to remain safely out of harm's way, and still largely unnoticed.
The costumes suggested the fifteenth century with heraldic-looking escutcheons on the armor and flags with fleurs-de-lis and dragons hanging in the king's bedroom.
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