Salient appears to have been originally only an accidental variation from rampant, but custom has sanctioned this term being used, in contradiction to the other, where both the hind paws are resting on the ground, and both the fore-paws are drawn as if level with each other.
Argent, a lion salient gules–PETIT, Cornwall.
Vert, three bulls salient argent–Rowland LEE, Bp. of Lichfield and Coventry, 1534-43.
Azure, a cat salient argent–BLAIR.
Argent, a greyhound salient party per long sable and of the first–DE LA FORDE, Iver, co. Bucks.
Argent, a bear salient sable; a canton gules–John BEERE, Kent, 1586.
Argent, two foxes counter salient in saltire gules, the dexter surmounted by the sinister–WILLIAMS, Anglesey.