Ordinaries and Subordinaries
An ordinary is a geometrical design element that runs from side to side or top to bottom of the shield.
There are also some geometric charges known as subordinaries, which include variations of the traditional ordinary's shape or size.
Ordinaries resemble partitions of the field (the background of the shield).
Ordinaries in heraldry are sometimes embellished with edges of color, or lumps, curves, or even broken apart, among other variations.
Some historians call ordinaries "honorable ordinaries", and sub-ordinaries "plain ordinaries."
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This is called "hatching" and was used by jewelers and other artists when color was too expensive to use or unavailable.