Nowed, (fr. noué, old fr. renowé): twisted so as to form a knot; applied chiefly to serpents, q.v., and the tails of lions. A garter also is sometimes said to be nowed and buckled. (See under buckle, adder, &c).
Gules, a serpent nowed or--MANTHELBY[i.q. NATHELEY].
Argent, a lion rampant tail forked and nowed gules collared of the first--HAVERING, co. Dorset.