Gules (?), n. [OE. goules, F. gueules, the same word as gueule throat, OF. gole, goule, L. gula. So named from the red color of the throat. See Gullet, and cf. Gula.] Her.
The tincture red, indicated in seals and engraved figures of escutcheons by parallel vertical lines. Hence, used poetically for a red color or that which is red.
His sev'n-fold targe a field of gules did stain
In which two swords he bore; his word,
"Divide and reign."
Follow thy drum;
With man's blood paint the ground; gules, gules.
Let's march to rest and set in gules, like suns.
Beau. & Fl.
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