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  • n  any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws
  • a  of or relating to cats
    feline fur
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  • n  the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
  • n  seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges
  • n  the act of felling something (as a tree)
  • v  cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
  • v  pass away rapidly
  • v  sew a seam by folding the edges
  • v  descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
    The branch fell from the tree
    The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse
  • v  move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    The curtain fell on the diva
    Her hand went up and then fell again
  • v  pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
    She fell ill
    They fell out of favor
    she fell to pieces after she lost her work
  • v  come under, be classified or included
  • v  fall from clouds
  • v  suffer defeat, failure, or ruin
  • v  die, as in battle or in a hunt
    Many soldiers fell at Verdun
    The shooting victim fell dead
  • v  touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
    Light fell on her face
  • v  be captured
    The cities fell to the enemy
  • v  occur at a specified time or place
  • v  decrease in size, extent, or range
    The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    his voice fell to a whisper
  • v  yield to temptation or sin
    Adam and Eve fell
  • v  lose office or power
    The government fell overnight
    The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen
  • v  to be given by assignment or distribution
    The most difficult task fell on the youngest member of the team
    The onus fell on us
    The pressure to succeed fell on the youngest student
  • v  move in a specified direction
  • v  be due
  • v  lose one's chastity
  • v  to be given by right or inheritance
    The estate fell to the oldest daughter
  • v  come into the possession of
  • v  fall to somebody by assignment or lot
    The task fell to me
    It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims
  • v  be inherited by
    The estate fell to my sister
  • v  slope downward
  • v  lose an upright position suddenly
    The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table
    Her hair fell across her forehead
  • v  drop oneself to a lower or less erect position
    She fell back in her chair
    He fell to his knees
  • v  fall or flow in a certain way
  • v  assume a disappointed or sad expression
    Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off
    his crest fell
  • v  be cast down
    his eyes fell
  • v  come out; issue
    silly phrases fell from her mouth
  • v  be born, used chiefly of lambs
    The lambs fell in the afternoon
  • v  begin vigorously
    The prisoners fell to work right away
  • v  go as if by falling
    Grief fell from our hearts
  • v  come as if by falling
    Night fell
    Silence fell
  • s  (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
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  • s  involving or being or having the nature of a crime
    felonious intent
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  • v  mat together and make felt-like
  • v  cover with felt
  • v  change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
    The fabric felted up after several washes
  • s  made by combining fibers with a binder using heat and pressure
    felt is a felted cloth
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  • n  an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)
  • n  a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
  • a  being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop
    a female heir
    female holly trees bear the berries
  • s  characteristic of or peculiar to a woman
    female sensitiveness
    female suffrage
  • s  for or pertaining to or composed of women or girls
    the female lead in the play
    a female chorus
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  • n  a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to females or to objects classified as female
  • a  associated with women and not with men
    feminine intuition
  • a  of grammatical gender
  • a  befitting or characteristic of a woman especially a mature woman
  • s  (music or poetry) ending on an unaccented beat or syllable
    a feminine ending
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  • n  a supporter of feminism
  • a  of or relating to or advocating equal rights for women
    feminist critique
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  • a  of or relating to or having a fenestra
  • a  of or relating to windows
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  • s  wild and menacing
    a pack of feral dogs
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  • a  abounding in or covered with ferns
    the ferny undergrowth
  • s  resembling ferns especially in leaf shape
    the ferny shadows of locust leaves
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  • s  marked by extreme and violent energy
    a ferocious beating
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