Rocket or skyrocket (Accepted)

Rocket or skyrocket (Accepted)

A rocket is a long cylinder with a conical point at one end, belching flame at the other; it is used as a projectile, and is more fully termed a “skyrocket”.  The Chinese used them as fireworks and signals – the preparation of rockets was described by Marcus Graecus, Book of Fires for the Burning of Enemies, c.1300 [Singer 379] – but rockets were not found in period heraldry.  The skyrocket has its point to chief by Society default.  For related charges, see pole-cannon.

Thomas MacAndrew bears:  Counter-ermine, a skyrocket bendwise Or.

Luke of Bright Hills bears:  Or, on a pale between two crescents azure, a rocket Or.

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