FERRULE , a small
See also:metal cap or
See also:ring used for holding parts of a
See also:rod, &c., together, and for giving strength to weakened materials, or especially, when attached to the end of a stick,
See also:umbrella, &c., for preventing wearing or splitting . The word is properly verrel or verril, in which
See also:form it was used till the 18th century, and is derived through the O . Fr. virelle,
See also:modern II virole, from a Latin diminutive viriola of viriae, bracelets . The form in which the word is now known is due to the influence of Latin ferrum, iron . " Ferrule " must be distinguished from " ferule " or `` ferula," properly the Latin name of the "
See also:fennel." From the use of the stalk of this plant as a
See also:cane or rod for punishment, comes the application of the word to many
See also:instruments used in chastisement, more particularly a
See also:flat piece of
See also:wood or
See also:leather shaped somewhat like the
See also:sole of a'
See also:boot, and applied to the palms of the
See also:hand . It is the
See also:common form of disciplinary instrument in
See also:Roman Catholic
See also:schools; the
See also:pain inflicted is exceedingly
See also:sharp and immediate, but the effects are momentary and leave no
See also:chance for any dangerous results . The word is sometimes applied to the ordinary cane as used by schoolmasters .
FERRUCCIO, or FERRUCCI, FRANCESCO (1489-1530)
FERRY (from the same root as that of the verb " to ...
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