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long s

or long ess

[es]
noun
  1. a style of the letter s, suggesting a lowercase f in form, formerly common in handwriting and as a type character.
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    A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete

    An English Lady


British Dictionary definitions for long ess

long s

noun
  1. a lower-case s, printed ʃ, formerly used in handwriting and printingAlso called: long ess
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