collar of esses

collar of esses
A chain of links (also written SS) in the form of the letter S, worn by various dignitaries
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collar of S's or collar of SS or collar of esses,
an ornamental collar comprising a number of S's, sometimes combined with other figures, long in use in England, having been worn as a badge by adherents of the royal house of Lancaster, and still forming a part of the ceremonial dress of certain officials.

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