Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FELLING

Crane struck him over the head with his pistol, felling him to the ground.

Two small gangs of men were at work, one felling, the other lopping.

All these are operations preliminary to the felling of trees.

Girdle the tree and it will die, and save you the trouble of felling it.

"We are," said Rodman, dealing him a blow with the butt of his pistol and felling him.

This they did by felling him with an axe as they would an ox.

Not her father, chopping at and felling the giant trees some distance away.

I could prevent my cousin from touching a stone, or felling a tree, at the Eype.

Brushing the dense undergrowth and then felling the timber at a face costs from £1 10s.

Tree after tree was cut down; but the felling of each occupied some time.

WORD ORIGIN

"rocky hill," c.1300, from Old Norse fiall "mountain," from Proto-Germanic *felzam- "rock" (cf. German Fels "stone, rock"), from PIE root *pel(i)s- "rock, cliff."