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Schwendibach commune (Bern canton, Switzerland)

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[Flag of Schwendibach] image by Pascal Gross

Argent a Bend sinister wavy Azure between a Mullet of seven Gules and a Stump eradicated Sable flambant of the third.
Zeljko Heimer, 23 May 2002

The flag of Schwendibach is canting, schwenden in German alludes to the clearing of trees but I haven't found this word in my dictionary. The clearing of trees is symbolized by the burning stump and the wavy stripe illustrates the brook (in German Bach).
Pascal Gross, 22 May 2002

[Pascal is right about the term "schwenden". In earlier times names like -schwand, Schwand(en), Schwände, Schwendi etc. were often misinterpreted as coming from "Schwan" (swan). "Schwenden" has been out of use for quite a time, thus it can't be found in modern dictionaries.]