Origin of fess1
Definition for fesses (2 of 2)
noun Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
Origin of fess3
Examples from the Web for fesses
The shields are all argent, the fesses azure, and the roundels, gules.The Curiosities of Heraldry|Mark Antony Lower
When two or three fesses are borne they are commonly called Bars.
The effect is striking, and the bold colouring of fesses and chevrons lightens the sombre tone of the mahogany cases.The Book-Hunter at Home|P. B. M. Allan