The Daily Challenge

Another Millionaire question.




In heraldry, a lion standing on one or two hind legs, with one foreleg raised above the other, is described as what?










Just for fun… answer tomorrow.

Yesterday’s answer: Through the Looking Glass


    • My French got me to the answer. Two are recumbent. They might well be real descriptions but I couldn’t imagine either being what is basically a fighting pose. I thought passant was a red herring – I’ve only ever heard that word in chess – so that only left one.

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        • Yeah but I can’t write poems like you can. I don’t know them all anyway. And they’re easy with the answers in front of me.

          I didn’t know tonight’s one, but that one is rather special…


            • For a long time I did not touch poetry, either read or write. I thought (think) poems should be accessible. I got into limericks basically when I found I had a knack, but resolved that everybody should be able to understand them. Scratching of heads is a no-no. So it was a deliberate thing and the limericks err on the side of crass as a result.
              That’s not to say I haven’t come to recognise good poetry when I see it. There are many wine lakes out there but a good poem is a St Emilion.


    • I’m guessing this is all medieval French.
      Dormant means sleeping, couchant means lying down. Both passive poses. I don’t know if they are real heraldic terms but I suppose they are.
      But they don’t fit the description – this guy sounds ready to fight.
      Passant means “passing”. I’ve only ever heard that term in chess. So the only one left is rampant.
      In modern French, ramper is “to crawl”, which I suppose kinda fits. It’s the most active of the options, anyway.


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