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A fabric is used for a pretty silk dress,
an empire eventually broke under stress,
a language once used one's ideas to express,
a man, head of Reich long before the SS.

What am I?

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A fabric is used for a pretty silk dress,

Ottoman is a silk fabric used for formal dresses.

an empire eventually broke under stress,

The Ottoman empire, from 1299 to 1923, broken by the Allied Powers in the aftermath of WWI.

a language once used one's ideas to express,

The Ottoman language, a variety of Turkish.

a man, head of Reich long before the SS.

Otto the man, one of whom was Otto I the Great, the first Holy Roman Emperor.

Title: Head of a Reich takes a seat

An ottoman is a piece of furniture in the form of a couch or stool.

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    $\begingroup$ Spot on once again. I think you may very well be irriddlable. $\endgroup$ – jafe Apr 18 at 7:04
  • $\begingroup$ Where’s the green tick? $\endgroup$ – Casablanca Kookie Apr 18 at 10:04
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    $\begingroup$ @CasablancaKookie Look, there it is! :p $\endgroup$ – jafe Apr 18 at 10:16
  • $\begingroup$ I’m spending the whole time here $\endgroup$ – Casablanca Kookie Apr 18 at 10:17
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    $\begingroup$ @jafe - that's the prefix, you're the suffix, I'm the infix. $\endgroup$ – Tom Apr 18 at 14:40

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