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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. 2018.
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  • I want the other felly to have an equal chance with me—else 'tis no game, but a hold-up.

    Money Magic Hamlin Garland
  • 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
  • Whear wod that felly o' mine ha been if it hadn't been for me?

    Yorksher Puddin' John Hartley
  • 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
  • Yure a big scoundrel, but Oi don't loike ter think any felly's villain enough to do murther.

    Frank Merriwell's Chums

    Burt L. Standish
  • The word is sometimes spelled and usually pronounced “felly.”

  • Here the spokes, six in number, are inserted in the hub from which they radiate to the six pieces of the felly or inner rim.

    Stories of Useful Inventions Samuel Eagle Foreman
  • Around the felly is the outer rim or tire made of wood and fastened to the felly with thongs.

    Stories of Useful Inventions Samuel Eagle Foreman
  • An' you git it out o' yer hid,' I sez, 'thot anny gran' felly's goin' t' marry you, or th' loikes o' you.

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