Couchant, (fr. couché), i.e. lying down, is a term not often used, but it may be applied both to beasts of prey as well as to beasts of chase, that is to the lion as well as to the deer. Beasts thus described should be drawn with their heads upright, to distinguish their position from dormant. With beasts of chase the more usual term to represent this position is lodged.
Argent, a chevron gules between three lions couchant of the second--NEWMAN, co. Cork.
Argent, on a mount, a buck couchant under a tree all proper--HISLOP, Devon.
Argent, a chevron between three talbots couchant sinister argent--TRASAHER, Cornwall.