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pell

n.

"a parchment," mid-15c., earlier "skin, hide" (mid-14c.), from Anglo-French pell, Old French pel "skin" (13c., Modern French peau), from Latin pellem, pellis "skin, leather, parchment, hide" (see film (n.)).

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  • "Oh, you reckless boy," says Mrs. pell, tapping him on the cheek.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • But it's likely that Mrs. pell has missed her ring by this time and is raising a howl about it.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • I have not seen Mr. pell since the morning, when I received your letter.

  • "I guess we can frighten Sobber and pell with that," he said to his brothers.

    The Rover Boys on the Farm Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
  • That night Sobber, pell and their friends went to bed as usual.

    The Rover Boys on the Farm Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)

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