Sharply pointed. Applied especially to a cross on an escutcheon which has its four angles sharpened, but still terminating in obtuse angles. It differs from the cross fitchee in that whereas the latter tapers by degrees to a point, the former does so only at the ends.
Anime – (An-e-may’) Of a different tincture from the animal itself. The term is used when wild animals are represented with fire proceeding from their mouths. Also called “Incensed.”
Lines of partition are often used to part the shield in European heraldry, these provide easily distinguishable patterns which can help identify a coat of arms at a distance.