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Felt


FELT, preterit tense of feel.

FELT, noun [Latin pellis, Eng. fell, a skin from plucking or stripping, Latin vello, vellus, Eng. wool.]

1. A cloth or stuff made of wool, or wool and hair, fulled or wrought into a compact substance by rolling and pressure with lees or size.

2. A hat made of wool.

3. Skin.

To know whether sheep are sound or not, see that the felt be loose.

FELT, verb transitive To make cloth or stuff of wool, or wool and hair, by fulling.