"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.)).
Examples from the Web for pell
Knocking—or praising—schools for their share of Pell Grant recipients really is rearranging the deck chairs here.When Diversity Fails the Poor
September 28, 2014
“Our ambition is to become something of a model in financial management rather than a cause for occasional scandal,” Pell said.Vatican Bank: No More Secret Accounts For Politicians And “Bad Families”
Barbie Latza Nadeau
July 9, 2014
How much time Pell and Kwan have spent actually living in Rhode Island (they have a house in Providence) has come into question.
“We might have to wait and do further lessons after the election,” Pell says lightheartedly, himself a beginner.
Or perhaps she and Pell could try the figure skating pairs event in Pyeongchang in 2018?
"Oh, you reckless boy," says Mrs. Pell, tapping him on the cheek.
But it's likely that Mrs. Pell has missed her ring by this time and is raising a howl about it.
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.
That night Sobber, Pell and their friends went to bed as usual.