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Fell


FELL, preterit tense of fall.

FELL, adjective

1. Cruel; barbarous; inhuman.

It seemed fury, discord, madness fell

2. Fierce; savage; ravenous; bloody.

More fell than tigers on the Libyan plain.

FELL, noun [Latin pellis.] A skin or hide of a beast; used chiefly in composition, as wool-fell.

FELL, noun A barren or stony hill. [Local.]

FELL, verb transitive To cause to fall; to prostrate; to bring to the ground, either by cutting, as to fell trees, or by striking, as to fell an ox.