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fell

1
US and Canadian the timber felled in one season

fell

2
Northern English and Scot a mountain, hill, or tract of upland moor
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fell

[fel]
(forestry)
The timber cut in a given season.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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