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 Fess (Latin, fascia, a band or covering for the thighs).Fetch. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fest.
 
A pledge. Festing-man, a surety to another. Festing-penny, a penny given in earnest to secure a bargain. (Anglo-Saxon, festing, an act of confidence, an entrusting.)   1
 


 Fess (Latin, fascia, a band or covering for the thighs).Fetch. 

 
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