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[[File:Blason ville fr Lusignan-Petit 47.svg|thumb|right|200px|Barry (of ten) argent and azure]]
In [[heraldry]], a '''bar''' is aan common[[Ordinary charge(heraldry)|ordinary]] consisting of a horizontal band across the shield. If Supposedlyonly itone isbar aappears diminutiveacross the middle of the fess;shield, althoughit ifis whattermed woulda otherwise''[[fess]]''; be calledif two fessesor more appear on the same shield, they can only be called bars. Calling the bar a diminutive of the fess is inaccurate, however, because two bars may each be no widersmaller than a fess.<ref name=Fox-Davies119>{{Cite book |last=Fox-Davies |first=Arthur Charles |authorlink=Arthur Charles Fox-Davies |others=Ill. by Graham Johnston |year=1909 |title=A Complete Guide to Heraldry |location=London & Edinburgh |publisher=T.C. & E.C. Jack |page=119}}</ref> AlthoughLike therethe isfess, nobars settoo widthmay forbear thecomplex barlines (such as embattled, whenindented, therenebuly, isetc.).<ref onlyname=Fox-Davies119 one/> The diminutive form of the bar on(narrower than a field,bar asyet opposedwider tothan a fesscottise) is the barrulet, itthough mustthese befrequently shownappear asin narrowerpairs, thanthe pair termed a fess"bar wouldgemel" berather than "two barrulets".<ref name=Fox-Davies119 />
Like the fess, bars too may bear complex lines (such as embattled, indented, nebuly, etc.).<ref name=Fox-Davies119 /> The diminutive form of the bar (narrower than a bar yet wider than a cottise) is the barrulet, though these frequently appear in pairs, the pair termed a "bar gemel" rather than "two barrulets".<ref name=Fox-Davies119 />
==Common ordinaries==