In an ancient roll of arms the whirlpool is represented not as a continued line, but as a number of rings one within another, and it is probable that, by the term roelé in the arms of GORGES in the early roll, the same charge is meant, though the term rouel is found in other rolls with a different signification.
Rauf de GORGES, roele dargent et dazur--Roll, temp. HEN. III.
Argent, a gurges azure--GORGES, Wilts[Baronet, 1612].
Or, a cross engrailed gules, a whirlpool intertwined vert--Robert GYFFARD.