Saracen's head

noun a conventionalized depiction of the head of a Saracen as a heraldic charge or inn sign.

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  • Saracen's Head — The Saracen s Head, now part of Saint Nicolas Place …   Wikipedia

  • Saracen's Head —    1) See The Horse Head and King s Head.    2) South out of Little Carter Lane in parish of St. Mary Magdalene in the ward of Castle Baynard (O. and M. 1677 Strype, 1755).    First mention: The Sarsons Hedd, 36 H. VIII. 1544 (L. and P. H. VIII.… …   Dictionary of London

  • saracen's head — noun Usage: usually capitalized S : moor s head 1b …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saracen's Head Hotel Great Dunmow (London - Stansted Airport) — Saracen s Head Hotel Great Dunmow country: United Kingdom, city: London Stansted Airport (Great Dunmow) Saracen s Head Hotel Great Dunmow A 16th century coaching inn with an 18th century facade, the Saracens Head Hotel blends the traditions of… …   International hotels

  • saracen’s head, you old —    ‘You hold your tongue, you old Saracen’s Head,’ says a military man to a colleague, in Thackeray’s The Newcomes. The man concerned presumably resembles the typical Turk shown on the innsign of a Saracen’s Head public house. ‘Saracen’ has the… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • Saracen's Head Inn, Aldgate —    On the south side of Aldgate. In Aldgate Ward (O. and M. 1677 Lockie, 1816).    A passage to Poor Jewry Lane (Hatton, 1708).    First mention: The Sarozons Hedd within Aldgate sold by Thos. Lord Audeley to John Griffiths, 30 H. VIII. 1539 (L.… …   Dictionary of London

  • Saracen's Head Yard —    On the south side of Aldgate at No.5 (P.O. Directory). In Aldgate Ward.    Marks the site of the Saracen s Head Inn (q.v.) …   Dictionary of London

  • Saracen's Head Inn, Saracen's Head Yard —    South out of Camomile Street. In Lime Street Ward (O. and M. 1677 O.S. 1848 51).    The site is now occupied by the westernmost of the two passages leading into Bishopsgate Avenue …   Dictionary of London

  • Saracen's Head Inn —    On the west side of Friday Street, in Bread Street Ward (O. and M. 1677 Lockie, 1816).    Strype describes it as very large and of a great resort and trade (ed. 1720, I. iii. 207).    Starting place of coach to Taunton, Yeovil, etc.    Site… …   Dictionary of London

  • Saracen (disambiguation) — Saracen is a European medieval term for Muslims, adopted from Latin. For similar sounding archeological term for a kind of a neolithic monumental stone see sarsen. Saracen or Saracens may also refer to any of the following: Contents 1 History 2… …   Wikipedia


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