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Lucy

Wednesday 26 December 2012

Thanks to the on-line OED I now know that lucy is the name of a fish​—​the northern pike, Esox lucius. Wikipedia adds some more detail: In heraldry, the pike is called a lucy. It is usually bla­zoned either naiant (swimming), embowed (bowed) or hauriant (jumping), though pairs of lucies may appear addorsed (back to back)…

Argent, two lucies addorsed azure​—​The arms of the town of Uusikaupunki in Finland.
The northern pike, Esox lucius. Drawing by Timothy Knepp for the US Fish & Wildlife Service National Image Library.[Wikipedia Commons].

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