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As nouns the difference between fells and sells

is that fells is while sells is .

As a verb sells is





  • (fell)
  • Noun


  • fell


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) fellen, from (etyl) fellan, .


    (en verb)
  • To make something fall; especially to chop down a tree.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Stand, or I'll fell thee down.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 2 , author=Aled Williams , title=Swansea 2 - 0 Stoke , work=BBC Sport Wales citation , page= , passage=Sinclair opened Swansea's account from the spot on 8 minutes after a Ryan Shawcross tackle had felled Wayne Routledge.}}
  • To strike down, kill, destroy.
  • :* {{quote-book
  • , year=1922 , year_published=2010 , edition=HTML , editor= , author=Edgar Rice Burroughs , title=The Chessmen of Mars , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=The Gutenberg Project , isbn= , page= , passage=Gahan, horrified, saw the latter's head topple from its body, saw the body stagger and fall to the ground. ... The creature that had felled' its companion was dashing madly in the direction of the hill upon which he was hidden, it dodged one of the workers that sought to seize it. … Then it was that Gahan's eyes chanced to return to the figure of the creature the fugitive had ' felled . }}
  • :* {{quote-web
  • , date=2010-09-27 , year= , first= , last= , author=Christina Passariello , authorlink= , title=Prodos Capital, Samsung Make Final Cut for Ferré , site=Wall Street Journal citation , archiveorg= , accessdate=2012-08-26 , passage=… could make Ferré the first major fashion label felled by the economic crisis to come out the other end of restructuring. }}


  • (fall)
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl) 'skin', Russian plená'' 'pelt', (etyl) plah 'to cover', Ancient Greek ''péllas 'skin').


    (en noun)
  • That portion of a kilt, from the waist to the seat, where the pleats are stitched down.
  • An animal skin, hide.
  • * Shakespeare:
  • We are still handling our ewes, and their fells , you know, are greasy.
  • (textiles) The end of a web, formed by the last thread of the weft.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (sewing) To stitch down a protruding flap of fabric, as a seam allowance, or pleat.
  • * 2006, Colette Wolff, The Art of Manipulating Fabric , page 296:
  • To fell seam allowances, catch the lining underneath before emerging 1/4" (6mm) ahead, and 1/8" (3mm) to 1/4" (6mm) into the seam allowance.
    (wikipedia fell)

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) fell, . Compare (m).


    (en noun)
  • A rocky ridge or chain of mountains.
  • * 1937 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
  • The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,
    While hammers fell like ringing bells,
    In places deep, where dark things sleep,
    In hollow halls beneath the fells.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1886 , author=Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr , title=The Squire of Sandal-Side : A Pastoral Romance , work= citation , page= , passage=Every now and then the sea calls some farmer or shepherd, and the restless drop in his veins gives him no peace till he has found his way over the hills and fells to the port of Whitehaven, and gone back to the cradling bosom that rocked his ancestors.}}
  • * 1971 Catherine Cookson, The Dwelling Place
  • She didn't know at first why she stepped off the road and climbed the bank on to the fells; it wasn't until she found herself skirting a disused quarry that she realised where she was making for, and when she reached the place she stood and gazed at it. It was a hollow within an outcrop of rock, not large enough to call a cave but deep enough to shelter eight people from the rain, and with room to spare.
  • A wild field or upland moor.
  • Etymology 4

    From (etyl) fel, . See felon.


  • Of a strong and cruel nature; eagre and unsparing; grim; fierce; ruthless; savage.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • while we devise fell tortures for thy faults
  • * 1663 , (Hudibras) , by , part 1,
  • And many a serpent of fell kind, / With wings before, and stings behind
  • *{{quote-book, year=1892, author=(James Yoxall)
  • , chapter=5, title= The Lonely Pyramid , passage=The desert storm was riding in its strength; the travellers lay beneath the mastery of the fell simoom. Whirling wreaths and columns of burning wind, rushed around and over them.}}
  • *
  • Strong and fiery; biting; keen; sharp; pungent; clever.
  • (label) Eager; earnest; intent.
  • * (Samuel Pepys) (1633-1703)
  • I am so fell to my business.


    (en adverb)
  • Sharply; fiercely.
  • Derived terms
    * (l)


  • Gall; anger; melancholy.
  • * Spenser:
  • Untroubled of vile fear or bitter fell .
  • * XIX c. ,
  • I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day.



    Etymology 5


  • (mining) The finer portions of ore which go through the meshes when the ore is sorted by sifting.
  • English causative verbs English irregular simple past forms ----




  • (sell)
  • Noun

  • ----



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) sellen, from (etyl) , Icelandic selja.


  • (intransitive) To transfer goods or provide services in exchange for money.
  • * Bible, (w) xix. 21
  • If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= A new prescription , passage=No sooner has a [synthetic] drug been blacklisted than chemists adjust their recipe and start churning out a subtly different one. These “legal highs” are sold for the few months it takes the authorities to identify and ban them, and then the cycle begins again.}}
  • (ergative) To be sold.
  • To promote a particular viewpoint.
  • (slang) To trick, cheat, or manipulate someone.
  • * (Charles Dickens)
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=January 12, author=Saj Chowdhury, work=BBC
  • , title= Liverpool 2-1 Liverpool , passage=Raul Meireles was the victim of the home side's hustling on this occasion giving the ball away to the impressive David Vaughan who slipped in Taylor-Fletcher. The striker sold Daniel Agger with the best dummy of the night before placing his shot past keeper Pepe Reina.}}
  • (professional wrestling, slang) To pretend that an opponent's blows or maneuvers are causing legitimate injury; to act.
  • Antonyms
    * buy
    Derived terms
    * sell-by date * sell-out * sell-outs * sell-through * sell down * sell down the river * sell ice to Eskimos * sell like hotcakes * sell one's soul * sell out * sell refrigerators to Eskimos * sell wolf tickets


    * To trick, or cheat someone. *


    (en noun)
  • An act of selling.
  • This is going to be a tough sell .
  • An easy task.
  • * 1922': What a '''sell for Lena! - (Katherine Mansfield), ''The Doll's House (Selected Stories, Oxford World's Classics paperback 2002, 354)
  • (colloquial, dated) An imposition, a cheat; a hoax.
  • * 1919 ,
  • "Of course a miracle may happen, and you may be a great painter, but you must confess the chances are a million to one against it. It'll be an awful sell if at the end you have to acknowledge you've made a hash of it."

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) selle, from (etyl) sella.

    Alternative forms

    * selle (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A seat or stool.
  • (Fairfax)
  • (archaic) A saddle.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.ii:
  • turning to that place, in which whyleare / He left his loftie steed with golden sell , / And goodly gorgeous barbes, him found not theare [...].