Dismembered, (fr. demembré, or dechaussé), is said by writers to be applied to beasts whose heads, feet, or tails are cut off, but left so near the parts whence they were severed that the outline of the animal remains the same, but the term has not been met with in actual use. The French term tronconné, or trononné, is said to be applied to various charges, and even to ordinaries when so severed. See Cross, §7.
Or, a lion rampant dechaussé[or couped at all the joints], within a double tressure flory counter-flory gules--MAITLAND, Earl of Lauderdale.
Or, a lion rampant couped in all the joints of the first--MAITLAND, Scotland.
Gules, a lion rampant the head argent divided by a line indented or erased from the body or--GRACE.
D'argent, au lion de sable accompagne de trois merlettes demembrées aussi de sable--PICARD, Bretagne.