in Christian art, is employed to represent that beast spoken of
in the Apocalypse with seven heads and ten horns; six of the horns bear
a nimbus, but the seventh, being “wounded to death” lost its power, and
consequently has no nimbus.
in heraldry, represents those brave and generous warriors who have
performed some bold enterprise with force, courage, promptitude, and
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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