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I bear azure powdered with trefoils or, with a lion's paw of the same armed gules in fesse.The Essays of Montaigne, Complete|Michel de Montaigne
But the coat they bore or assumed was a goodly one and simple, and therefore ancient—or, in fesse five lozenges azure.Cornish Characters|S. Baring-Gould
Of a similar origin is the fesse, a horizontal stripe across the middle of the shield, which represents a sash or military girdle.
Sire William Bernak, de argent, a une fesse and iij bernaks de sable.
Some families of Mascall bear barry of eight, others fleur-de-lis and a bordure, and the family of Mascule, a fesse.