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herald
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • It bore a device, a herald’s wording of which may serve for a motto and brief description of our now concluded legend; so sombre is it, and relieved only by one ever-glowing point of light gloomier than the shadow:— "ON A FIELD, SABLE, THE LETTER A, GULES"

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as in: heralds the coming of... Define
a sign that something will happen -- especially something important and good or: announce or welcome -- especially with enthusiasm
as in: announced by herald & trumpet Define
a person who announces important news -- especially a king's representative
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