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FEMERELL

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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 247 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FEMERELL, properly FUMERELL (from O. Fr. fumeraille, Lat, fumes, smoke), the old English term given to the lantern in the ridge of a hall roof for the purpose of letting out the smoke of the fire kindled on a central hearth.
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