1893 text

A dealer in hides.


This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

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Bill  •  Link

FELL, a Skin of a Beast
FELLMONGER, one who deals in Sheep-skins, and parts the Wool from the Pelts.
---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1675.

Terry Foreman  •  Link

A fellmonger was a dealer in hides or skins, particularly sheepskins, who might also prepare skins for tanning. The name is derived from the Old English ‘fell’ meaning skins and ‘monger’ meaning dealer. Fellmongery is one of the oldest professions in the world and since ancient times, man has used the skins of animals to clothe himself, and for making domestic articles. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fellmonger

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