Delf (Period)

Delf (Period)

A delf is a shovelful of sod or dirt.  It is found in the canting arms of Delves, c.1460 [DBA2 298]; it was considered equivalent to a billet, in both blazon and emblazon.

The delf is always drawn in a highly stylized manner, as a square; and it’s treated more as a polygon than as an actual object.  For related charges, see die, gameboard, tablet (weaver’s).

Vittorio Maria del Fabbro bears:  Lozengy azure and argent, a delf sable.

Tibor of Rock Valley bears:  Vert, a delf Or.

Angelique Thibodeau bears:  Per chevron azure and argent, three delfs voided counterchanged.

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