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Italian heraldic dictionary


usually in profile with the tail curled; it often has large fangs of different enamel ("defended by ...") which distinguish it from the pig; many times it carries a belt around the body ("strap of ..."); it can be represented in the act of climbing onto another figure ("ascending"), of walking ("passer-by"), standing on its hind legs ("rampant"); the only head in profile is said to be "grugno di c.".