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felt 1

a. A fabric of matted, compressed animal fibers, such as wool or fur, sometimes mixed with vegetable or synthetic fibers.
b. A material resembling this fabric.
2. Something made of this fabric.
Made of, relating to, or resembling felt.
v. felt·ed, felt·ing, felts
1. To make into felt.
2. To cover with felt.
3. To press or mat (something) together.
To become like felt; mat together.

[Middle English, from Old English; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

felt′y adj.

felt 2

Past tense and past participle of feel.


adj, -tier or -tiest
resembling felt
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All about us we could hear the felty beat of the raindrops on the soft dust of the farmyard.
The horses also had been fed for a fortnight on straw from the thatched roofs and had become terribly thin, though still covered with tufts of felty winter hair.
This will grow into a large shrub with big felty leaves and beautiful lace cap flowers, pure white on the outside surrounding a mauve centre.
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These leaves were left for 2 h under direct sunlight to force the mites to leave the erineum (Waite 1992), the latter being an abnormal felty growth of hairs from the leaf epidermis.
It was there that I was able to consistently train under my coach, Jim Felty, a retired Navy Commander.
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Felty said he has learned how to relate to people and gauge what people want.
Wash sturdy leaves with a moist cloth or rinse the entire plant under a tepid shower; dust felty leaves and succulents with a soft brush.
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