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transitive verb

dialectal, England
: to cut the turf from (as for burning)


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plural -s
: the stomach of a calf used in making rennet

Word History


Transitive verb

English dialect vell, noun fleece, skin, variant of fell entry 1


origin unknown

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“Vell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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