FELL . (1) (Through the O . Fr. fel, fromLow
See also:Lat. fello, felon), savage, ruthless, deadly; only used now in
See also:poetry . (2) (Of Scandinavian origin, cf . Danish
See also:field, probably connected with a Teutonic
See also:root appearing in German fels,
See also:rock), a
See also:hill, as in the names of mountains in the Lake
See also:District in England, e.g . Scawfell; also a lofty moorland down . (3) (A word
See also:common to Teutonic
See also:languages, cf . Ger. fell, and Dutch vel, cognate with Lat. pellis, skin), the pelt or hide of an animal, with the hair or wool and skin; also used of any thick shaggy covering, like a matted fleece . (4) To cause to "fall," a word common to Teutonic languages and akin to the root of the Lat. fallere and Gr. vgaXAecv, to cause to stumble, to deceive . As a substantive " fell " is used of a
See also:flat seam laid level with the
See also:surface of the fabric; also, in
See also:weaving, of the end of the
See also:web .
JOHN FELL (1625-1686)
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