fell


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Synonyms for fell

Synonyms for fell

to bring down, as with a saw or ax

showing or suggesting a disposition to be violently destructive without scruple or restraint

the skin of an animal

Synonyms for fell

the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)

seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges

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the act of felling something (as a tree)

cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow

sew a seam by folding the edges

(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

References in classic literature ?
Meanwhile the schooner gradually fell off and filled again upon another tack, sailed swiftly for a minute or so, and brought up once more dead in the wind's eye.
The point of the spear went through the bone into the bladder, and death came upon him as he cried aloud and fell forward on his knees.
And the wife struck; but she missed her aim, and hit her husband on the head so that he fell down dead, and the sparrow flew quietly home to her nest.
At once some of the brave Frenchmen rushed into the water and caught the three aeronauts in their arms just as the Victoria fell at the distance of a few fathoms from the left bank of the Senegal.
The archdeacon, launched into space, fell at first head foremost, with outspread hands; then he whirled over and over many times; the wind blew him upon the roof of a house, where the unfortunate man began to break up.
Her great padded feet fell soft and noiseless on the narrow trail.
But they who received the order to fire trembled so that three guards fell by the discharge, and the five remaining balls hissed on to splinter the vault, plow the ground, or indent the pillars of the cavern.
The rainbow tints from the colored suns fell upon the glass city softly and gave to the buildings many delicate, shifting hues which were very pretty to see.
Plummet-like he fell for a thousand feet and then the storm seized him in its giant clutch and bore him far aloft again.
As Tarzan's heavy hand fell upon his shoulder the priest dropped his victim, and turned upon her would-be rescuer.
Not fifty yards away from him something fell in the Park, and all around him lumps of gravel and clods of earth fell in a shower.
Many lost their lives that way; all of them experienced terrible falls, saving themselves by clutching branches as they fell toward the ground.
His road home lay across a stream into which his Ass, making a false step, fell by accident and rose up again with his load considerably lighter, as the water melted the sack.
The first and wisest of them all professed To know this only, that he nothing knew; The next to fabling fell and smooth conceits; A third sort doubted all things, though plain sense; Others in virtue placed felicity, But virtue joined with riches and long life; In corporal pleasure he, and careless ease; The Stoic last in philosophic pride, By him called virtue, and his virtuous man, Wise, perfect in himself, and all possessing, Equal to God, oft shames not to prefer, As fearing God nor man, contemning all Wealth, pleasure, pain or torment, death and life-- Which, when he lists, he leaves, or boasts he can; For all his tedious talk is but vain boast, Or subtle shifts conviction to evade.
All day the wind blew and the snow fell, and all day we travelled, while our stomachs gnawed their desire and our bodies grew weaker with every step they took.