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 for Felt
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Feel \Feel\ (f[=e]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Felt (f[e^]lt); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Feeling.] [AS. f[=e]lan; akin to OS.
     gif[=o]lian to perceive, D. voelen to feel, OHG. fuolen, G.
     f["u]hlen, Icel. f[=a]lma to grope, and prob. to AS. folm
     palm of the hand, L. palma. Cf. Fumble, Palm.]
     1. To perceive by the touch; to take cognizance of by means
        of the nerves of sensation distributed all over the body,
        especially by those of the skin; to have sensation excited
        by contact of (a thing) with the body or limbs.
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              Who feel
              Those rods of scorpions and those whips of steel.
                                                    --Creecn.
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     2. To touch; to handle; to examine by touching; as, feel this
        piece of silk; hence, to make trial of; to test; often
        with out.
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              Come near, . . . that I may feel thee, my son.
                                                    --Gen. xxvii.
                                                    21.
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              He hath this to feel my affection to your honor.
                                                    --Shak.
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     3. To perceive by the mind; to have a sense of; to
        experience; to be affected by; to be sensible of, or
        sensitive to; as, to feel pleasure; to feel pain.
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              Teach me to feel another's woe.       --Pope.
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              Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil
              thing.                                --Eccl. viii.
                                                    5.
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              He best can paint them who shall feel them most.
                                                    --Pope.
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              Mankind have felt their strength and made it felt.
                                                    --Byron.
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     4. To take internal cognizance of; to be conscious of; to
        have an inward persuasion of.
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              For then, and not till then, he felt himself.
                                                    --Shak.
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     5. To perceive; to observe. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     To feel the helm (Naut.), to obey it.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Felt \Felt\,
     imp. & p. p. or a. from Feel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Felt \Felt\, n. [AS. felt; akin to D. vilt, G. filz, and
     possibly to Gr. ? hair or wool wrought into felt, L. pilus
     hair, pileus a felt cap or hat.]
     1. A cloth or stuff made of matted fibers of wool, or wool
        and fur, fulled or wrought into a compact substance by
        rolling and pressure, with lees or size, without spinning
        or weaving.
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              It were a delicate stratagem to shoe
              A troop of horse with felt.           --Shak.
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     2. A hat made of felt. --Thynne.
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     3. A skin or hide; a fell; a pelt. [Obs.]
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              To know whether sheep are sound or not, see that the
              felt be loose.                        --Mortimer.
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     Felt grain, the grain of timber which is transverse to the
        annular rings or plates; the direction of the medullary
        rays in oak and some other timber. --Knight.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Felt \Felt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Felted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Felting.]
     1. To make into felt, or a feltike substance; to cause to
        adhere and mat together. --Sir M. Hale.
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     2. To cover with, or as with, felt; as, to felt the cylinder
        of a steam engine.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  felt
      n 1: a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers
      v 1: mat together and make felt-like; "felt the wool"
      2: cover with felt; "felt a cap"
      3: change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The
         fabric felted up after several washes" [syn: felt, felt
         up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, matte, mat]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "felt":
     cloth, drapery, etoffe, fabric, goods, lace, material, napery, rag,
     silk, stuff, textile, textile fabric, texture, tissu, tissue,
     weave, web, weft, woof, wool
  
  

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