arms of France

gil12345

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chinese
Hi,

One sentence from Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain.

"Then, to the admiration of the savages, La Salle set up a cross with the arms of France on it, and took possession of the whole country for the king—the cool fashion of the time—while the priest piously consecrated the robbery with a hymn."

Whate is arms of France? What does arms mean here?

Gil
 
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