from The Century Dictionary.
- Fearful; terrible.
- Unexpected; sudden.
- Singular; wonderful; extraordinary.
- noun A wonder; a strange deed, event, or object.
- noun Wonder; astonishment.
- noun A fault.
- To wonder.
- Fearfully; singularly; wonderfully.
- Suddenly; hastily; quickly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective obsolete, obsolete, obsolete Singular; wonderful; extraordinary.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun obsolete
Astonishment, surprise, wonder, wonderfulness, unexpected.
- noun obsolete
No wonder, not surprisingly.
- adjective obsolete
Unexpected, sudden, terrible, amazing, great or numerous, very.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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_)!
Seems ferly fair to all admiring orbs * You seemly body wi 'the slender throat.
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
At nausrht they'll ferly; senseless tales believe.
By Allah, ne’er beheld my eyes a face so ferly fair