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Italian heraldic dictionary

Leopardo

similar to a lion, it is usually placed in the act of walking ("passer-by"), with the head facing in front and the tail turned on the back and folded out; if it rests its four legs on the ground it is said to be "still", if it is in a rampant position it is said to be "ileonite"; it can also be "seated" on its hind legs.