The Klee-Stengeln which appear on each of the wings of the eagles displayed of Prussia, Brandenburg,, etc., in the form of a golden trefoil with a long curved stalk reaching to the breast, appear to be only the development of some simple lines which are found in early examples of the 13th century to indicate the anatomical construction of the eagle's wings (see Hildenbrand's Heraldicus Musterbuch, plate xxviii, fig.9). (Woodward's Treatise on Heraldry, p.344)

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François R. Velde