Erased, eraced, or erazed(fr. arraché): violently torn off, leaving a jagged edge. Then term is chiefly applied to the heads and limbs of animals. When applied to birds' legs the expression à-la-quise, i.e. à la cuisse, is often added to signify that the upper part of the leg is shewn. A head erased close signifies that it is torn off without any part of the neck remaining attached to it.
Azure, a wolf's head erased argent--HUGH DE ABRINCIS(or LUPUS), Earl of Chester.
Argent, an elephant's head erased gules--BRODRICK.
Ermine, a goat's head erased gules--GOTLEY.
Azure, three eagle's legs erased a la quise or--GAMBON.
Gules, a lion rampant, the head argent, divided by a line of erasure from the body within an orle of seven 5-foils or--GRACE.