from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A ferule.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A ferule.

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  • noun obsolete A ferule.


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  • What advantage is it to be a man over it is to be a boy at school, if we have only escaped the ferular, 74 to come under the fescu75 of an Imprimatur? if serious and elaborate writings, as if they were no more than the theme of a grammar lad under his pedagogue must not be uttered76 without the cursory eyes of a temporizing and extemporizing licenser.

    Areopagitica: A Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing: Paras 1-19 1909


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