(urth) Tzadkiel's ship

Andy Robertson andywrobertson at clara.co.uk
Thu Nov 29 15:02:14 PST 2007

Stanislaus writes: 

>  If you use one word to mean both sea and spaceships, you would use only 
one symbol to mean both - simply because your painter would have no idea
which one you meant. If "ship volant" is a standard heraldic description
(and it looks like it) it would be depicted in a standard manner - as a
"heraldic ship" (probably some kind of sailing ship).

Except that on Urth "ship" typically means spaceship. 

Sea ships are more commonly referred to as "boats," "vessels," etc. 

(can anyone instance the contrary usage?  My copy of   BOTNS is not to 



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