Fell

Definition of Fell

imp.1.imp. of Fall.
a.1.Cruel; barbarous; inhuman; fierce; savage; ravenous.
While we devise fell tortures for thy faults.
- Shak.
2.Eager; earnest; intent.
I am so fell to my business.
- Pepys.
n.1.Gall; anger; melancholy.
Untroubled of vile fear or bitter fell.
- Spenser.
1.A skin or hide of a beast with the wool or hair on; a pelt; - used chiefly in composition, as woolfell.
We are still handling our ewes, and their fells, you know, are greasy.
- Shak.
1.A barren or rocky hill.
2.A wild field; a moor.
v. t.1.To cause to fall; to prostrate; to bring down or to the ground; to cut down.
[imp. & p. p. Felled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Felling.]
Stand, or I'll fell thee down.
- Shak.
n.1.(Mining) The finer portions of ore which go through the meshes, when the ore is sorted by sifting.
v. t.1.To sew or hem; - said of seams.
n.1.(Sewing) A form of seam joining two pieces of cloth, the edges being folded together and the stitches taken through both thicknesses.
2.(Weaving) The end of a web, formed by the last thread of the weft.

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