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Definitions of fell

  1. ( of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; " a barbarous crime"; " brutal beatings"; " cruel tortures"; " Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; " a savage slap"; " vicious kicks"
  2. cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; " strike down a tree"; " Lightning struck down the hikers"
  3. pass away rapidly; " Time flies like an arrow"; " Time fleeing beneath him"
  4. the act of felling something ( as a tree)
  5. seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges
  6. the dressed skin of an animal ( especially a large animal)
  7. sew a seam by folding the edges
  8. of Fall
  9. imp. of Fall.
  10. Cruel; barbarous; inhuman; fierce; savage; ravenous.
  11. Eager; earnest; intent.
  12. Gall; anger; melancholy.
  13. A barren or rocky hill.
  14. A wild field; a moor.
  15. To cause to fall; to prostrate; to bring down or to the ground; to cut down.
  16. The finer portions of ore which go through the meshes, when the ore is sorted by sifting.
  17. A form of seam joining two pieces of cloth, the edges being folded together and the stitches taken through both thicknesses.
  18. The end of a web, formed by the last thread of the weft.
  19. Hair.
  20. A skin or hide of a beast with the wool or hair on; a pelt; - used chiefly in composition, as woolfell.
  21. To sew or hem; - said of seams.
  22. To hew, cut, or knock, down; as, to fell a tree; turn down ( a seam) in a certain way and sew.
  23. Cruel; savage.
  24. The skin of an animal; a hem laid level with the material.
  25. A barren or stony hill.
  26. Pa. t. of FALL.
  27. To cause to fall; to bring to the ground; to cut down.
  28. A skin.
  29. Cruel; fierce; bloody.
  30. FELLNESS.
  31. FELLY.
  32. Fierce; cruel; terrible.
  33. Hide of a beast; skin.
  34. To cut down; cause to fall; sew with over- stitches.
  35. To cause to fall; cut down.
  36. To finish with a fell ( compare FELL, n.); said of seams.
  37. Feller.
  38. Imp. of FALL, v.
  39. Fierce; cruel; inhuman; hideous.
  40. A seam finished with a flat, smooth strip.
  41. A hide or pelt.
  42. Cruel; fierce; savage; bloody.
  43. The hide or skin of an animal; a hem laid level with the cloth.
  44. To hem so.
  45. To cause to fall; to bring to the ground by cutting or striking.
  46. A skin or hide.
  47. Pt. of fall, which see.
  48. Cruel; barbarous; fierce; dreadful.
  49. To bring to the ground; to knock down; to hew or cut down.
  50. To turn down, as a seam.
  51. A low- browed hill; a mountain; a mountain- side.
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Quotes of fell

  1. I fell into playwriting accidentally, took some classes in it, and also took creative writing classes, but I really didn't expect it to be a career because I didn't believe there was a way to make money as a playwright without being lucky and I didn't feel particularly lucky. – Orson Scott Card
  2. Man is an exception, whatever else he is. If he is not the image of God, then he is a disease of the dust. If it is not true that a divine being fell then we can only say that one of the animals went entirely off its head. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  3. I fell through a crack for years. Historically, I am a nothing because I fit in no category. I can only be me. – Howard Hodgkin
  4. True enough, nature has endowed me with a fair measure of patience and composure, yet I should be lying if I told you that, having seen the reporter off on his way to make his deadline, I fell peacefully asleep. – Leon Jouhaux
  5. I fell in love with jazz when I was 12 years old from listening to Duke Ellington and hearing a lot of jazz in New York on the radio. – Steve Lacy
  6. Then I grew up and fell in love, I asked my sweetheart, 'what lies ahead? – Jay Livingston
  7. Rumi, who is one of the greatest Persian poets, said that the truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf
  8. It was like a classic thing with Emma. So I walked in and I slammed the door and everything fell off the wall on the set. It was my second or third scene and I was so embarrassed and scared and so nervous about what everyone would say, but everyone just packed up laughing. – Dannii Minogue
  9. My landlady, who is only a tailor's widow, reads her Milton; and tells me, that her late husband first fell in love with her on this very account: because she read Milton with such proper emphasis. – Karl Philipp Moritz
  10. Early in the morning, I fell in love with the girl that later on became my wife. At that time, we were so naive. I wanted to charm her, so I read her Capital by Marx. I thought somehow she would be convinced by the strength of his criticism about capital. – Shimon Peres
  11. I said, 'Wouldn't it be great if Matt Damon's character fell in love with a girl with a real butt?' They were like, 'Yeah sure, sure- here's your personal trainer.' – Franka Potente
  12. I fell in love with Neil's pain. We were in this cocoon of intensity. Neil and I were uniquely in the same position at the same time, having overwhelming success facing us. – Carrie Snodgress
  13. I didn't really choose to write; I more or less fell into it. – Anne Tyler
  14. I screwed my knee up once because I fell off the stage. – Zakk Wylde
  15. The Berlin Wall wasn't the only barrier to fall after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. Traditional barriers to the flow of money, trade, people and ideas also fell – Fareed Zakaria

Usage examples for fell

  1. His head fell again to his hands. – A Fool There Was by Porter Emerson Browne
  2. He fell into silence. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  3. " Night's lovely with a baby," said Jenny, and very soon fell asleep. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  4. Her tears fell at the sight. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  5. I noticed Larsen's face fell as also did Jones'. – Dawson Black: Retail Merchant by Harold Whitehead
  6. I fell in what was left of my Company behind the men that had saved us. – Dead World by Jack Douglas
  7. Ricky's hand fell upon her brother's shoulder. – Ralestone Luck by Andre Norton
  8. Ice hills rose and fell before us. – My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook
  9. They fell silent again. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  10. And so it fell – A Maid of Many Moods by Virna Sheard
  11. Sir Harry's face fell – The Ship of Stars by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  12. They fell into talk about Waldron's work. – The Brown Study by Grace S. Richmond
  13. The major's face fell – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  14. Fell down it an' wasn't killed! – The Brass Bound Box by Evelyn Raymond
  15. The men left fell to talking. – The Courier of the Ozarks by Byron A. Dunn
  16. Right in front of our eyes our captain- Captain Straight- fell – Private Peat by Harold R. Peat
  17. It was somewhere about the year 1876 that I myself first fell upon some of his work. – The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies by Walter Besant
  18. You fell in love, first with Hetty Castleton. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  19. But the silence fell again. – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  20. The maid's face fell – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward

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