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- n. Astonishment, surprise, wonder, wonderfulness, unexpected.
- n. No wonder, not surprisingly.
- adj. Unexpected, sudden, terrible, amazing, great or numerous, very.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Singular; wonderful; extraordinary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fearful; terrible.
- Unexpected; sudden.
- Singular; wonderful; extraordinary.
- n. A wonder; a strange deed, event, or object.
- n. Wonder; astonishment.
- n. A fault.
- Fearfully; singularly; wonderfully.
- Suddenly; hastily; quickly.
- To wonder.
Whereupon the Heelandman bought a Kilmarnock nichtcap, price elevenpence happeny, frae Mr. Weft, and paid him wi 'part of the very note that brocht on the ferly I hae just been relating.
"Fra 'witches and warlocks," I solemnly intoned, "fra 'wurricoos and evil speerits, and fra' a 'ferly things that wheep and gang bump in the nicht, Guid Lord deliver us!"
Lord, ye'll have all the folk staring as if we were some ferly.
It is nae mair ferly  to see a woman greit than to see a goose go barefit.
'Weel, lassie, I reckon that wasna ony ferly (_strange occurrence_)!
By Allah, ne'er beheld my eyes a face so ferly fair * Amid mankind whoever are, Arab or Ajamí.
Ho thou in lover's loving ferly fair, * Cut is the road for those
Seems ferly fair to all admiring orbs * You seemly body wi 'the slender throat.
At nausrht they'll ferly; senseless tales believe.
By Allah, ne’er beheld my eyes a face so ferly fair