pell


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pell

(pɛl)
n
1. (Tanning) obsolete the hide or skin of an animal
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a (usually wooden or straw) post or stake used as a target for practising sword technique, power, etc
vb
3. (tr) to thump or strike violently
4. (intr) to walk heavily or hurriedly
References in classic literature ?
Solomon Pell, one of this learned body, was a fat, flabby, pale man, in a surtout which looked green one minute, and brown the next, with a velvet collar of the same chameleon tints.
Pell jerked his head in the direction of a back parlour, whither Mr.
Pell, 'he stands third on the opposed list, and I should think it would be his turn in about half an hour.
Pell, 'you're very-- Upon my word and honour, I'm not in the habit of-- It's so very early in the morning, that, actually, I am almost-- Well, you may bring me threepenn'orth of rum, my dear.
The officiating damsel, who had anticipated the order before it was given, set the glass of spirits before Pell, and retired.
Pell smacked his lips, and looked complacently round on the assembled coachmen, who evidently regarded him as a species of divinity.
Pell, observing an indecent tendency to mirth in some of his auditors, considered it due to himself to indulge.
Pell, 'dining with him on one occasion; there was only us two, but everything as splendid as if twenty people had been expected--the great seal on a dumb- waiter at his right hand, and a man in a bag-wig and suit of armour guarding the mace with a drawn sword and silk stockings --which is perpetually done, gentlemen, night and day; when he said, "Pell," he said, "no false delicacy, Pell.
Pell thrust his hands into his pockets, and, frowning grimly around, rattled three halfpence with terrible determination.
The change in our fortunes had hastened my marriage, and it was as a wife that I came to live in the four rooms on Pell Street, in the San Francisco slum.
A dark mass, looming through a cloud of dust, soon became visible; the mob quickened their pace; shouting and whooping like savages, they came rushing on pell mell; and in a few seconds he was bandied from hand to hand, in the heart of a crowd of men.
Ring de pell ;" he replied, attempting a grin with his little villanous mouth.