Lozenge, (fr. losange): this charge is of a diamond shape, the diameter being about equal to each of the sides; in the fusil, which is similar in shape, the diameter is less than each of the four sides, thus giving it a narrower appearance. When a lozenge is voided, or percée, it is always in modern heraldry blazoned as a mascle, q.v.
Sire Gerard de BRAYBROK, de argent a vij lozenges de goules--Roll, temp. ED. II.
Monsire Henry de FERRERS, port de gules a vj lozenges perces d'or[i.q. mascles]--Roll, temp. ED. III.
Argent, three lozenges conjoined in fesse gules, between three ogresses, in chief a mullet--Richard MOUNTAGUE, Bp. of Chichester, 1628; afterwards of Norwich, 1638-1641.
Azure, three lozenges or--FREEMAN, Hereford.
Azure, three lozenges in fesse argent--FREEMAN, co. York.
Azure, three lozenges in triangle ermine--HALTOFTS.
Azure, three lozenges in bend argent--MARTYN.
Azure, three lozenges in pale argent--GRAVILLE, Suffolk.
Azure, three lozenges lying fess-ways sable--LEE.
Paly of six sable and or, two lozenges in pale counterchanged--HILLINGE.
Lozenges are frequently conjoined in the form of ordinaries, and in all such cases the number of the lozenges should be given, and care taken that each lozenge be drawn entire; otherwise the blazon should be lozengy. When more than three are named they should be drawn with the points touching. The lozenges also are themselves frequently charged with some other device.
Gules, seven lozenges conjoined vaire, three, three, and one--DE BURGO, Bp. of Llandaff, 1244-53.
Gules, four lozenges conjoined in fesse ermine--OLIVER DINANT.
Gules, four lozenges in fesse ermine--DENHAM.
Argent, five lozenges conjoined in bend sinister gules; on a canton of the last a crosier in pale or--BOXLEY Abbey, Kent.
Argent, five lozenges in saltire, between four others gules--ACHENEY.
Gules, ten lozenges argent, conjoined, three , three, three, and one--LALAIN, 1433.
Gules, three lozenges conjoined in fesse argent, each charged with a rose of the first--WELBECK Abbey, Notts.
Ermine, three lozenges meeting in the fesse point--HALTOFT.
Argent, on a lozenge sable a lion rampant of the first--PUT.
Gules, on a lozenge or a chevron azure--BROCKE.
Gules, a lozenge flory at the points or--CASSYL, CALSHILL.
Sable, a sword in bend sinister argent, hilted or, surmounted of a pastoral staff in bend dexter of the last, between two lozenges of the second, one in chief, the other in base, each charged with a pall ensigned of a cross patée gules--Roger Le Noir de BELEYE, Bp. of London, 1229-41.