The New International Encyclopædia/Fitchy
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FITCHY, or FITCHEE (from Fr. fiché, p.p. of ficher, to drive in. It. ficcare, to fix, from Lat. figere, to fix, to fasten). A term in heraldry signifying pointed, and usually applied to a cross the lower arm of which has been sharpened so that it may be fixed in the ground. This form is derived from the crosses carried by pilgrims as walking-sticks. See Heraldry.