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Spur, (fr. éperon): gilt spurs are proper to knights, and white ones to esquires. When employed as heraldic charges they are generally borne with the straps pendent, and the rowel downwards.

Spurred is also used(see examples under Leg). The spurs are generally represented with the leathers attached.

Gules, a dexter hand holding a spear bendways between two spurs with leathers argent--GIB, Caribeer, Scotland.

Argent, three palets gules; on a canton of the second a spur with the rowel downwards leathered or within a bordure engrailed sable--KNIGHT, Ruscombe, co. Berks.

Paly of six argent and azure; on a canton as the last a spur or--KNIGHT.

Gules, a spur-leather and buckle or; on a chief argent three cock's heads erased of the field, combed and wattled gold--COCKES, Somerset.

Argent, a chevron gules, between in chief two spurs, and in base a battle-axe azure, shaft or--CONNELL, Ireland.

The term Spur-rowel is sometimes used in modern heraldry to signify a mullet, of six points, pierced. See old fr. rouwel, &c., under Rowel.

Azure, two talbots in chief and a spur-rowel in base or--VIVIAN, France.

Vert, a horse argent caparisoned or; on a chief of the second three spur-rowels gules--STUDHOLME, co. Cumberland.

Argent, a bend engrailed between in chief two spur-rowels gules and in base a hunting-horn of the second garnished sable--GLASSFORD, Borrostounness, Scotland.

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