American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Heraldry Variant of fess1.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small fagot.
- n. In heraldry, a bearing always considered as one of the ordinaries, bounded by two horizontal lines drawn across the field which regularly contain between them one third of the escutcheon. This width, however, seems excessive unless when the fesse is charged with other bearing; therefore when plain it is often made narrower.
- n. (heraldry) an ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal band across a shield
“In another, two or three burning glasses, wherewith he made both men and women sometimes mad, and in the church put them quite out of countenance; for he said that there was but an antistrophe, or little more difference than of a literal inversion, between a woman folle a la messe and molle a la fesse, that is, foolish at the mass and of a pliant buttock.”
“a woman folle a la messe and molle a la fesse, that is, foolish at the mass and of a pliant buttock.”
“I did this by a type of two-step "twirl-scream" and, next I knew, I had spun out of the mosh pit (this, it turns out, with the help of several swift kicks in the fesse* by the aggravated "dancer" to my left).”
“References: le cheval (m) = horse; Virgule = Comma; la fesse (f) = the bottom, backside; falling into the apples (tomber dans les pommes) = the French idiom for "fainting”
“My cohorts and I decided that there really needed to be an anti-facebook, and they being french, we named it “fesse book”.”
“The fact that you're too stupid or incompetent to actually fesse up says something.”
“I did this by a type of two-step "twirl-scream" and, next I knew, I had spun out of the mosh pit this, it turns out, with the help of several swift kicks in the fesse* by the aggravated "dancer" to my left.”
“De la meme maniere que quand j'avais mal a ma jambe et qu'il s'est mis a appuyer sur le haut de ma fesse gauche en disant "mais c une sciatique regarde si j'appuis la * appuie et pinku qui hurle* tu as mal”
“Donc hier j'ai refait la fin de Magna Carta pour prendre des foto car j'avais promis a Hana des foto des fesse d'Azel et pis une foto d'Agreian.”
“J'annonce ma presence a la secretaire traverse tout le batiment, pose mes fesse sur le banc d'attente et m'endors sans demander mon reste.”
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