Definitions

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. Same as furl.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

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Contraction of fardel.

Examples

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  • From Twitter:

    Those who dare to farl miserably can achievk greatly. John F. Kennedy

    Jul 7, 2016

    July 7, 2016

  • to be sure one of life's little joys
    is facing our crises with poise
    so let's have some fealty
    he really is royalty
    not one o' dem yahoo-yahoo boys

    July 7, 2016

  • I read your response and I wince.

    I paid him and have not heard since.

    You give me a fright

    But It must be all right;

    He told me (aside) he’s a prince.

    July 7, 2016

  • oh the feasts upon which we will dine!

    for qms our best kakadu plum wine!

    But you'll need a plan B

    in case - as we may see -

    your windfall's a dang 419

    July 7, 2016

  • There is nothing I would enjoy more than a visit to Australia and the pleasure of kindly, witty company. At present I am awaiting the cash part of the Nobel Prize for Limericks, which a nice man from Nigeria assured me will follow promptly on the processing of my fees. As soon as that comes through I'll be on my way. You'll know I'm coming if you listen at night by the Alimentation Station:

    I loathe to promote hysterical games
    But cock an ear for chimerical trains.
    Midst whistles and clatter
    And such ghostly matter
    You'll faintly catch limerical strains.

    July 6, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • a thin circular cake of flour or oatmeal

    August 23, 2009

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

    November 27, 2007