Aspect: a term expressive of the position of an animal, as in full aspect means full-faced, or affronty (fr. De front). In trian aspect means between passant and affronty.

Or, an eagle in full aspect gules, standing on a perch issuing out of the sinister side argent—Body.

Gules, on a mount vert a stork in trian aspect to the sinister argent— Aenalt.

A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry; Parker & Company (1894).

Aspect – The position which an animal occupies with regard to the eye of the spectator. It may be (1) full aspect, that is full-faced, looking toward the spectator; (2) passant, which is side toward him; (3) trian aspect, neither the one or the other, but between the two.

Pimbley’s Dictionary of Heraldry; Arthur Pimbley (1908).

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