Re: [LEAPSECS] Longer leap second notice

From: John Cowan <>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2006 03:24:43 -0500

Clive D.W. Feather scripsit:
> John Cowan said:
> > Barry gules and argent of seven and six, John Cowan
> > on a canton azure fifty molets of the second.
> > --blazoning the U.S. flag
> You don't get odd numbers of barry. It's "Gules, six bars argent".

I have received comments to this effect, but also to the opposite effect.
In any case, the Great Seal of the United States is blazoned in the
enabling legislation "[p]aleways of thirteen pieces, argent and gules",
which is certainly relevant precedent, since the even-only theory of
"barry" is also usually applied to "paly".

Infinite are the arguments of mages.

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