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1. adverb In a frantic, confused, and disorderly manner; quickly and out of control. As the final bell of the semester rang, students ran pell-mell out the doors and into their summer of freedom.
2. adjective Frantic, disorderly, and out of control. The pell-mell traffic of India can be shocking to tourists who are used to more orderly streets and motorways.
3. noun Frantic and tumultuous disorder. The suspect managed to slip away among the horrible pell-mell that ensued.

mell of a hess

Inf. a hell of a mess. (A deliberate spoonerism.) What a mell of a hess you've gotten us into this time. Have you ever seen such a mell of a hess?
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mell of a hess

n. hell of a mess. (A deliberate spoonerism.) What a mell of a hess you’ve gotten us into this time.
See also: mell, of
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Mell and I, at the upper end of a long bare dining-room, full of deal tables, and smelling of fat.
Mell never said much to me, but he was never harsh to me.
I gave them all the money I had in my pocket, about $100,'' Mell said.
As Mell gingerly lifted the injured puppy into his van, Vils handed Mell a business card and told him to call if he needed help.
If it wasn't for them, I would have been in a world of hurt,'' Mell said.
org), Brad Mells, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Fiberspace, will examine the impact of tunable, highly stable lasers on network economics and capacity.