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  • noun Plural form of felly.


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  • As the spokes stick, one end in the felly, and the other in the nave, and the spoke is midward, equally near to both, though one end be fixed in the nave and the other in the felly; so are the middle class of men in the middle of the spokes, and the better nearer to the nave, and the most numerous class nearer to the fellies.

    Archive 2007-02-01 Mary Kate Hurley 2007

  • But the fellies depend on the spokes, though they wholly roll upon the earth.

    Archive 2007-02-01 Mary Kate Hurley 2007

  • The ruts of the road had bestowed on the wheels, the fellies, the hub, the axle, and the shaft, a layer of mud, a hideous yellowish daubing hue, tolerably like that with which people are fond of ornamenting cathedrals.

    Les Miserables 2008

  • The Barbarians found it impossible to resist; the Greek foot-soldiers alone had brazen armour, all the rest had cutlasses on the end of poles, scythes taken from the farms, or swords manufactured out of the fellies of wheels; the soft blades were twisted by a blow, and while they were engaged in straightening them under their heels, the Carthaginians massacred them right and left at their ease.

    Salammbo 2003

  • Some were the indescribable sort of caleche used here; and in the middle of these was a very gay pea-green and silver chariot, evidently built in Europe, very light, with silver ornaments, silver fellies to the wheels, silver where any kind of metal could be used, and beautiful embossed silver plates on the harness of the mules.

    Journal of a Voyage to Brazil And Residence There During Part of the Years 1821, 1822, 1823 Maria Graham

  • Now cannebalism is a sin; it ud be a sin capital for these fellies to ate us; an ', av coorse, it follies that it ud be a sin in me to timpt um to do it.

    Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature Various

  • Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel, 348

    Act II. Scene II. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark 1914

  • Which its smooth fellies made, is now deserted: 105

    Paradise. Canto XII 1909

  • Stout bands of burnished bronze reinforced the hubs, otherwise very light; the spokes were sections of ivory tusks, set in with the natural curve outward to perfect the dishing, considered important then as now; bronze tires held the fellies, which were of shining ebony.

    Ben-Hur, a tale of the Christ 1901

  • "Some of us fellies want to go down to Ten Mile -- the liquor's out," said the man, trying to get a fair sight of the strange engineman.

    Empire Builders Francis Lynde 1893


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