Definitions starting with F

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v [W Car.; cf. Brit. dial. West, Irel. fall to fell EDD; also US dial. ADD] to fell (timber); to clear (land): 1832 Falling new ground [i.e. cut­ting, heaping and burning the bush] (Farquhar­son vi). 1977 The cutting of trees is called "fal­ling" or felling (Albury 73). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-11-27 14:33
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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