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 Irritable Genus (The)Irtish Ferry. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Irspilles Felles.
 
Skins having bristly hair like that of goats. (Hircipilusi.e. “goat’s hair.” (Festus.) A fell is Anglo-Saxon for “skin,” like the Latin pell-is, English peel. Thus we say still a “wool-fell.” Shakespeare speaks of “a fell of hair” (Macbeth, v. 5). Fellmonger, a dealer in skins.   1
 


 Irritable Genus (The)Irtish Ferry. 

 
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