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[fel-ee] /ˈfɛl i/
noun, plural fellies.
Origin of felly1
Middle English felien (plural), variant of felwe felloe


[fel-ee] /ˈfɛl i/
in a fell manner; fiercely; ruthlessly.
First recorded in 1250-1300, felly is from the Middle English word felliche. See fell3, -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • An' you git it out o' yer hid,' I sez, 'thot anny gran' felly's goin' t' marry you, or th' loikes o' you.

  • I want the other felly to have an equal chance with me—else 'tis no game, but a hold-up.

    Money Magic Hamlin Garland
  • She cant make an Irish stew worth shucks, an yers wud jist make a felly sing in his sleep.

    In Wild Rose Time Amanda M. Douglas
  • He spent the night with them and helped mend the felly and set the tire.

    A Man for the Ages Irving Bacheller
  • That could be done with the spokes, not with the hub; and the felly is in a bad state, too.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • The word is sometimes spelled and usually pronounced “felly.”

  • Before I could stop I heard the crack of a felly and a front wheel dropped to its hub.

    The Light in the Clearing Irving Bacheller
  • Now, that felly knowed where he wanted to go, and not being such a fool as me, hes gone there.

    The Boy Patrol on Guard Edward S. Ellis
  • I sent the dog huntin' down the wood, and by and by I heard this felly cantherin' up as it might be a pig.

    Lives of the Fur Folk M. D. Haviland
  • No matther how quick a man is, if he kapes at ut long enough he meets up wid some felly that bates him till it—wanst.

    Desert Conquest A. M. Chisholm

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