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 Shield.Shield of Expectation (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Shield-of-Arms.
 
Same as Coat of Arms; so called because persons in the Middle Ages bore their heraldic devices on their shields.   1
 


 Shield.Shield of Expectation (The). 

 
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