Am I the only one to whom this makes no sense? A Google search revealed it to be a surname... for several people. It also appears to be an element of heraldry. Looking more carefully, it does indeed make sense.

In heraldry, both the lozenge and the mascle are diamond-like shapes, but the mascle is not solid, it is an outline. My search is complete!

Mas"cle (?), n. [OF. mascle, F. macle, L. macula spot, mesh of a net, LL. macula, macla, mascla a scale of a coat of mail. See Mail armor.] Her.

A lozenge voided.


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