Definition of Fesswise

1. adv. In the manner of fess.



Definition of Fesswise

1. Adverb. (heraldry) In the manner of a fess; as a broad horizontal stripe across the middle of an escutcheon. ¹

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Definition of Fesswise

1. horizontally [adv] - See also: horizontally

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fesswise

feshschrifts
fesnyng
fesnyngs
fess
fess point
fess points
fess up
fesse
fessed
fessed up
fesses
fesses up
fessing
fessing up
fessitude
fesswise (current term)
fest
festa
festal
festally
festals
festas
fester
festered
festering
festeringly
festerment
festerments
festers
festinant

Literary usage of Fesswise

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1. An Alphabetical Dictionary of Coats of Arms Belonging to Families in Great by John Woody Papworth (1874)
"TAYLOUR, Parkhouse, Kent ; granted 1588. The heads erased fesswise. TAYLOR, quartered by Hussey. Erm. on a chief gu. two boar's heads couped fesswise or. ..."

2. A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry by Henry Gough, James Parker (1894)
"... a chevron between in chief a writing pen fesswise and in base a crescent ... standing on a book fesswise closed, the clasps downwards or—Company of ..."

3. Archaeologia Cantiana by Kent Archaeological Society (1877)
"Cradoc (Caradoc) alias Newton, arg., on a chevron ax., three garbs or. 2. Sherborne, erm.. 3 lozenges fesswise sa. 3. Angle, or, 4 fusils fesswise az., ..."

4. Transactions of the Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archeological Society by James Simpson, Richard Saul Ferguson, William Gershom Collingwood (1893)
"... shield is a mascle between two keys fesswise, bits inwards and downwards. In Stapleton churchyard is a stone to a Baty with the same chequy shield, ..."

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