Hurt, (fr. heurte, but more frequently tourteau, d'azur): a roundle azure, said to be named from the hurtle or whortle-berry. The term does not appear to be used before the seventeenth century. In old arms the 'rondels de azure' and pellets de azure signify the same thing. See also under roundle. The term hurty, signifying semé of hurts, is also employed.
Sire Walter BASCREVILE, de argent a iij rondels de azure e un cheveron de goules, crusule de or--Roll, temp. ED. II.
Monsire de BASKERVILE, d'argent a une cheveron gules charge de trois lis d'or; entre le cheveron trois pelletts d'asur--Roll, temp. ED. III.
D'argent, a trois tourteaux d'azur--LANCESSEUR, Normandie.
Argent, a fesse sable in chief three hurts--LANGLEY, co. Gloucester.
Or, a hurt--HURTLE[Randle Holmes' MS.]
Argent, six hurts, two, two, and two--SHIELDS.
Argent, two bars azure; in chief three hurts--CARNABY.
Argent, three bars azure; in chief as many hurts--BASSETT.
Gules, fretty argent; on each joint a hurt--WYMESWOLD.
Azure, a buck trippant or between three pheons argent; within a bordure engrailed of the second hurty[or better 'charged with eight hurts']--PARKER, co. Cambridge.