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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fur or hide.
  • n. A lined cloak or its lining.
  • n. A roll of parchment; a record kept on parchment.
  • n. A body of water somewhere between a pond and a lake in size.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A skin or hide; a pelt.
  • n. A roll of parchment; a parchment record.
  • transitive v. To pelt; to knock about.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To drive forth; knock about.
  • To wash into pells or pools.
  • n. Askin or hide. -. Fur.
  • n. A roll of parchment.
  • n. An obsolete variant of peel.
  • n. A hole or deep place, such as that formed under a cascade or waterfall.

Etymologies

From Latin pellis ("animal skin, pelt"), from Ancient Greek πέλμα (pélma, "sole of the foot"). (Wiktionary)

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