from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An metal cap on the butt end of a weapon shaft, often having a sharp point.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of ferrule.


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  • The three locked ferril-backed books, with five worn pocket-books, he put aside.


  • "Who'd've thought this would come of me breakin 'me leg tryin' t 'get me Mum the last of the ferril flowers?"

    And Other Tales Of Valdemar

  • I allus promise t 'pick the last ferril flowers I can find for me Mum, and I hadn't gone and got 'em this year.

    And Other Tales Of Valdemar

  • In another note, Watt says: "I find my drill readily makes 2400 turns per minute, even with the large drill you sent last; if I bear lightly, a three-quarter ferril would run about 3000, and by an engine that might be doubled."

    Men of Invention and Industry

  • If Draft FCB has its way you'll soon begin to disassociated Vodacom with that little ferril rodent bastard and begin to associate it with yellow taxis and the yellow hues bouncing off of the urban landscape!



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