(Sussex) A body of water somewhere between a pond and a lake in size.
Origin of pell
From Latinpellis (“animal skin, pelt”), from Ancient Greek πέλμα (pélma, “sole of the foot”).
Pell Sentence Examples
John Wallis and Lord Brounker jointly obtained a tedious solution which was published in 1658, and afterwards in 1668 by John Pell in his Algebra.
Chamberlain, the necessity of committing to memory two syllabaries, one of which has many variant forms, and at least two or three thousand Chinese ideographs, in forms standard and cursive ideographs, too, most of which are susceptible of three or four different readings according to circuinstance,add, further, that all these kinds of written symbols are apt to be encountered pell mell on the same page, and the task of mastering Japanese becomes almost Herculean.
Although Pell had nothing to do with the solution, posterity has termed the equation Pell's Equation, or Problem, when more rightly it should be the Hindu Problem, in recognition of the mathematical attainments of the Brahmans.
From 1654 to 1658 Pell acted as Cromwell's political agent to the Protestant cantons of Switzerland.