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  • adverb In the manner of fess.

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  • adverb heraldry In the manner of a fess; as a broad horizontal stripe across the middle of an escutcheon.

Etymologies

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fess +‎ -wise

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  • Also encountered as fessways in heraldry.

    October 3, 2011