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by Jarig Bakker, 23 Oct 2004
proposal; design: Ir. A.J. Beenhakker (c.1970)
However there might be a better representation of Clinge, not based
on faulty etymology, but on the very popular Medieval tale of "Reinaert
de Vos"; Reintje tells King Nobel (the lion king in that tale) about
Hulst and surroundings:
"Int oestende van Vlaendren staet
"Een bosch, ende heet Hulster loe".
(At Flanders' eastend is a forest named Hulster wood)
King Nobel ain't the cleverest of kings, and the Hulsters have chosen a black lion for their flag and Coat of Arms, so the way is free for the Clingers to adopt a very cunning fox for their flag. Clinge was in the "Hulster loe". It is now still on the "Reinaertpad", the road from Hulst to the castle of King Nobel of Maupertuus (whereever that may be).
Jarig Bakker, 23 Oct 2004
Arms: gules a sword noir with hilt or placed per bend.