- (obsolete) Eager; earnest; intent.
- (Britain dialectal, Scotland) Strong and fiery; biting; keen; sharp; pungent; clever.
- Of a strong and cruel nature; eagre and unsparing; grim; fierce; ruthless; savage.
"one fell swoop"
- Sharply; fiercely.
- The stitching down of a fold of cloth; specifically, the portion of a kilt, from the waist to the seat, where the pleats are stitched down.
- An animal skin, hide.
- (archaic outside the Britain) A wild field or upland moor.
- (mining) The finer portions of ore, which go through the meshes when the ore is sorted by sifting.
- A cutting-down of timber.
- (archaic outside the Britain) A rocky ridge or chain of mountains.
- Gall; anger; melancholy.
- (textiles) The end of a web, formed by the last thread of the weft.
- Human skin (now only as a metaphorical use of previous sense).
- To strike down, kill, destroy.
- (transitive) To make something fall; especially to chop down a tree.
- simple past tense of fall
- (sewing) To stitch down a protruding flap of fabric, as a seam allowance, or pleat.