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FELL : Fel, in the Dutch, signifies fierce, furious, violent; also local, a rocky place, barren and stony hills; any uninclosed place; a moor, a valley. A short time since, a tradesman named James Fell migrated from Ludgate Hill to Fleet-street, and announced the event in the following manner: I, Fell, from Ludgate Hill; under which a wag wrote, Oh what a fall was there, my countryman ! Lower.


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