fleur-de-lis


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fleur-de-lis

A stylized three-petal flower representing the French royal lily, tied by an encircling band and used as an ornamental device in late Gothic architecture and in later derivatives. See also: Ornament

fleur-de-lis

of France. [Flower Symbolism: Halberts, 28]

fleur-de-lis

symbol of the trinity; resembles lily. [Christian Symbolism: EB, IV: 182]
See: Trinity
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From its special serial number which begins with "1963" to its highly figured stock accented by a bold fleur-de-lis checkering pattern to its machine-cut engraving patterns and gold filled sporting scenes, the 50th Anniversary Limited Edition is already a collector's prize, and with its 28-inch ribbed barrel, it would make a great looking field gun as well.
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