from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who talks foolishly or idly; a silly chattering person.
- Silly; half-witted.
- Also spelled havrel, haveril.
- To talk idly or foolishly. Also spelled havrel, havril.
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You're kindly welcome to Monk Grange, but you're only a haverel to look at.
"It's true, I am a puir, kintra haverel, but I hae a douce and feekfu 'heart, and ane that's true to you."
He took it into his head at one time that he ought to be married, and having got the consent of a haverel wench to yoke with him in the silken bonds of matrimony, went to the minister several times, and asked him to perform the ceremony.