(urth) Ship Volant

Jeff Wilson jwilson at io.com
Tue Feb 17 21:40:32 PST 2009

Son of Witz wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jeffrey Brent McBeth [mailto:mcbeth at broggs.org]
>> Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 09:44 AM
>> To: 'The Urth Mailing List'
>> Subject: Re: (urth) Ship Volant
>> Volant is a heraldry term (as is clear from the text), and while the
>> word does translate as flying, I think it usually means seen from above.
>> (like a pin-board for insects)
>> Jeff
> Thanks for that.
> in the web references I saw, the Heraldric(?) uses of the term indicates flying, and usually shows wings.
> and then with the description of the coin "flying ship" it would seem to indicate, at a glance, that this ship is in flight, in both bas-relief images, blazon and coin.  hmm.  How the heck can one make a ship look like it's flying without wings?  confounding! 

It might be drawn with hydrofoils, or with the fins of flying fish.

Jeff Wilson - jwilson at io.com
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