One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- nonstandard spelling of fellow, used in representing speech in various dialects
- ‘There are plenty of powerful fellers in his very own house who would be glad to grant him such grim reward.’
- ‘The feller whose verdict counts most in your life is the guy staring back from the glass.’
- ‘Aboriginal youth worker Eddie Taylor agrees: ‘What I would suggest he do is find out who these young fellers' parents are, or their uncle or aunty, and have a talk to them.‘’
- ‘This guy sure wasn't very nice to that Jack feller.’
- ‘But, you know, they were old fellers, they'd been through the war.’
- ‘Our neighbours said they often came along for a ‘girlie evening’, and said their fellers did the bloke's equivalent on a different night.’
- ‘I met her new feller - a very charming young man who gallantly purchased my turkey when I discovered I'd forgotten to stop by the cash machine on the way into the city.’
A person who cuts down trees.
- ‘As a result, the demand exceeded the supply and linhu tree fellers stripped the mountains of trees for the market faster than the limited cultivation could replace them.’
- ‘Whether I see them or not, I like to think they're out there, those beings of myth and legend, keeping to their own world because we fellers of trees and drivers of cars are just, well, too big and too loud.’
- ‘Tree fellers, as recent migrants to the area, were often unfamiliar with the river merchants and thus had to seek assistance in order to tap into the timber market system.’
- ‘Of course the place we visited was a deer park, so I wasn't surprised to see any of these fellers either.’
- ‘When I took the job I had been working as a tree feller and I thought I'd just be doing lifeguard duties.’
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