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long s

[es] /ɛs/
noun
1.
a style of the letter s, suggesting a lowercase f in form, formerly common in handwriting and as a type character.
Also, long ess.
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long s

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