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Yet each man kills the thing he loves from all let this be heard some does it with a bitter look some with a flattering word the coward does it with a kiss the brave man with the sword.
Oscar Wilde
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Etymology 1

Old English felt; akin to Dutch vilt, German Filz, and possibly to Greek hair or wool wrought into felt, Latin pilus hair, pileus a felt cap or hat.

Noun

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Singular
felt

Plural
-

felt (-)
  1. A cloth or stuff made of matted fibres of wool, or wool and fur, fulled or wrought into a compact substance by rolling and pressure, with lees or size, without spinning or weaving.
    Quotations
    • It were a delicate stratagem to shoe A troop of horse with felt. — Shakespeare, King Lear, IV-vi
  2. A hat made of felt. — Thynne
  3. (obsolete) A skin or hide; a fell; a pelt.
Quotations
  • To know whether sheep are sound or not, see that the felt be loose — Mortimer
Translations
Related terms
  • felt grain: the grain of timber which is transverse to the annular rings or plates; the direction of the medullary rays in oak and some other timber. — Knight
  • felt-tip pen

Verb

Infinitive
to felt

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to felt (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make into felt, or a feltlike substance; to cause to adhere and mat together. — Sir M. Hale
  2. (transitive) To cover with, or as with, felt; as, to felt the cylinder of a steam engine.
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Etymology 2

See feel.

Verb

felt

  1. Simple past tense and past participle of feel.

Danish

Noun

felt n.

  1. field

Derived terms


Norwegian

Noun

felt n. (definite singular feltet; indefinite plural felt; definite plural felta/feltene)

  1. field

Verb

felt

  1. Past participle of felle

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