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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Fanon  \Fan"on\,  n.  [F.  fanon,  LL  fano,  fr  OHG.  fano  banner 
  cloth,  G.  fahne  banner.  See  {Vane},  and  cf  {Fanion}, 
  {Gonfalon}.]  (Eccl.) 
  A  term  applied  to  various  articles,  as: 
  a  A  peculiar  striped  scarf  worn  by  the  pope  at  mass,  and  by 
  eastern  bishops. 
  b  A  maniple.  [Written  also  {fannel},  {phanon},  etc.]