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Italian heraldic dictionary


small cross, often in number, shortened; it can have the four arms that end in a pointed ("pointed"), anchor-shaped ("anchored"), fiorone ("fioronata"), clover ("trifoliate"), or which tend to widen ("license" ); if only the lower end is pointed, it is said to be "pieced"; the arms can end with a small sphere ("pomade"), or with a cross perpendicular to form a T ("enhanced"), or with a cross placed before the ends, so as to form a small cross ("cross") ; finally it can be empty internally, so as to let you see the field ("empty").