escutcheon

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escutcheon

the place on the stern or transom of a vessel where the name is shown

Escutcheon

A protective plate that surrounds the keyhole of a door or door handle.

escutcheon

[e′skəch·ən]
(design engineering)
An ornamental shield, flange, or border used around a dial, window, control knob, or other panel-mounted part. Also known as escutcheon plate.

escutcheon

key plate, escutcheon, 1
1. A protective plate surrounding the keyhole of a door, a light switch, etc.; also called a scutcheon.
2. A flange on a pipe, used to cover a hole in a floor through which the pipe passes.
3. A protective or ornamental cover at the termination of a post, picket, or rail against a tread, floor, or wall.
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Its graceful curved arches, classic ironwork and heraldic shields glowing in the sunlight, or when floodlit, reflecting its charm in the still water.
There are Bourbon lilies everywhere, the arms of France and Lucca and of the provinces of France emblazoned on heraldic shields, standing figures of celestial warriors, while the heroes of French history--Gaston de Foix, Bayard, Olivier de Clisson and Xaintrailles--standing guard over the caskets painted with twenty famous women including Ste Radegonde and Joan of Arc.
Not all of of her visitors at Cochwillan Hall have been family and friends eager to stay in this beamed 15th century house complete with carvings, heraldic shields and medieval graffiti.
Here were Grecian-style designs incorporating fleur-de-lys and heraldic shields with panels illustrating the Arabian Nights lining the walls of one function room.
Mary Kelly's texts (graphite rubbings from engraved heraldic shields in the "Gloria Patri" series, 1993) are narrative fragments in which the neuroses of male characters center on their inability to conform to stereotypes of masculinity.
The stone building, complete with medieval mullions, heraldic shields and mock machiolations, has its own Pre-Raphaelite work of art.
There is an inn that once brewed its own beer and has an unusual outside decoration - the ten heraldic shields.
Sit down to dinner in baronial dining rooms festooned with heraldic shields then retreat to your royal bedroom for a starry, starry night.
The chapel walls are decorated with the heraldic shields of the many bishops, while the ante-chapel has 49 plaster miniature copies of the sculptures from the frieze of the Parthenon of Athens ( the Elgin Marbles ( and which are the work of Scottish sculptor John Henning, born in 1771.
The double-decker mobile home boasts a grand staircase, Adam-style fireplace, chandelier, balconies and heraldic shields.