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==Common ordinaries==
A single bar placed across the top of the [[field (heraldry)|field]] is called a ''[[chief (heraldry)|chief]]''. A single bar placed over the center of the field is called a ''[[fess]]''. Two to four of these appearing on a shield are called ''bars'', and more than four are called ''barrulets''.
 
==Diminutives==
Thin bars are termed ''barrulets''. A still thinner bar or riband is known as a ''[[Ordinary (heraldry)#Cottise and cottising|cottise]]''. Cottises never appear alone and have no direction of their own, but are borne on each side of an ordinary (such as a fess, pale, bend or chevron). The ordinary thus accompanied by a cottise on each side is then described as "cottised", or these may even be "doubly cottised" (i.e. surrounded by four cottises, two along each side).<ref>Fox-Davies (1909), pp. 113, 123.</ref>
 
The "closet" is described as a band of the thickness between a bar and a barrulet, but is rarely found.{{cncitation needed|date=August 2013}}
 
==Barry and barruly==
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