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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fess (Latin, fascia, a band or covering for the thighs).
 
In heraldry, the fess is a band drawn horizontally across the shield, of which it occupies one - third. It represents the band which was worn by knights low down across the hips.   1
 


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