The palet is a smaller version of the pale, being and narrow vertical stripe extending the full height of the shield. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Pale There can be several of these side-by-side, that they would show their significance with their larger relative sign of ” military strength and fortitude”. The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P47