Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To furl.
  • noun A quarter or third part of a thin circular cake of flour or oatmeal. Also farrel.

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

  • transitive verb obsolete Same as furl.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Obsolete form of furl.
  • noun obsolete A quarter of a thin oatmeal or flour cake.
  • noun Any such cake or bread, now particularly used for Irish specialities as soda farls and potato farls.

Etymologies

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Contraction of fardel.

Examples

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  • An Irish griddle bread made from potatoes or a Scottish oatcake.

    November 27, 2007

  • a thin circular cake of flour or oatmeal

    August 23, 2009

  • A piece of an oatcake for sure

    Is more than this scribe can endure!

    I'm stymied by 'farl'

    'Cause dressing up 'harl'

    Has left me no rhymes to procure.

    See comments at harl, which was Word of the Day May 24, 2014.

    June 30, 2016

  • Whilst I appreciate the limerickal snarl

    Hast contorted yon qms to a gnarl

    I beseech all and sundry

    To thus avoid the quandary:

    Chuck an oatie on the griddle, boyos, and farl.

    June 30, 2016

  • Let not Aussie customs perturb.

    Their scorn for the rules is superb;

    They brew up their crops

    Of barley and hops

    Then dare to use farl as a verb.

    July 1, 2016

  • Mate, although you may find it perturbing,
    this tic is not one for curbing
    I'll farl as I please
    - with added vegemite & cheese -
    then champagne it for a bon vivant verbing

    July 4, 2016

  • Alas, the degenerate levels

    They reach in their unseemly revels!

    Hear the tormented screech

    Of abused parts of speech

    In the jaws of Tasmanian devils!

    July 4, 2016

  • Oh hush now you finger-wagging harpy!

    why make how fun of ding my grammar be?

    despite being thus berated

    we'll nay be dissuaded

    from chucking another yank on the barbie.

    July 5, 2016

  • Should antipodeans assail ya

    Your virtue may nothing avail ya.

    Oh beware, my darling!

    There's danger of farling

    In all the rough parts of Australia.

    July 5, 2016

  • Please not the flames of hatred to stoke!

    us bandicoots can make and take a joke :-)

    so remove that dark frown

    and get your butt down

    for a farl with a sentimental bloke.

    July 6, 2016