Felly Fel"ly, adv. In a fell or cruel manner; fiercely; barbarously; savagely. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • Felly — Fel ly, n.; pl. {Fellies}. [OE. feli, felwe, felow, AS. felg, felge; akin to D. velg, G. felge, OHG. felga felly (also, a harrow, but prob. a different word), Dan. felge.] The exterior wooden rim, or a segment of the rim, of a wheel, supported by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • felly — felly1 [fel′ē] n. pl. fellies [ME felwe < OE felg, akin to Ger felge < IE * pelk̑ , to turn > FALLOW1] the rim of a spoked wheel, or a segment of the rim felly2 [fel′lē] adv. in a fell manner; with cruelty …   English World dictionary

  • felly — or felloe noun (plural fellies or felloes) Etymology: Middle English fely, felive, from Old English felg; akin to Old High German felga felly, Old English fealg piece of plowed land Date: before 12th century the exterior rim or a segment of the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • felly — 1. noun /ˈfɛli/ The outer rim of a wheel, supported by the spokes. all you Gods, / In generall Synod take away her power: / Breake all the Spokes and Fallies from her wheele [...]. 2. adverb /ˈfɛli/ Fiercely, harshly. Ioues dreaded thunder light… …   Wiktionary

  • felly — felly1 /fel ee/, n., pl. fellies. felloe. [ME felien (pl.), var. of felwe FELLOE] felly2 /fel ee/, adv. in a fell manner; fiercely; ruthlessly. [1250 1300; ME felliche. See FELL3, LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • felly — n. rim of a wheel into which spokes are inserted, felloe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • felly — fel·ly …   English syllables

  • felly — I fel•ly [[t]ˈfɛl i[/t]] n. pl. lies. felloe • Etymology: ME felien (pl.), var. of felwe felloe II fel•ly [[t]ˈfɛl i[/t]] adv. in a fell manner; fiercely; ruthlessly • Etymology: 1250–1300 …   From formal English to slang

  • felly — The outer wooden rim of a wheel …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • felly — /ˈfɛli/ (say felee) noun (plural fellies) → felloe …   Australian English dictionary

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