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 for fess
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fess \Fess\, Fesse \Fesse\, n. [OF. fesse, faisse, F. fasce, fr.
     L. fascia band. See Fascia.] (Her.)
     A band drawn horizontally across the center of an escutcheon,
     and containing in breadth the third part of it; one of the
     nine honorable ordinaries.
     [1913 Webster]
     Fess point (Her.), the exact center of the escutcheon. See
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (heraldry) an ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal
           band across a shield [syn: fesse, fess]

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