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  • n. Plural form of varvel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In falconry, rings, usually of silver, placed on the legs of a hunting-hawk, on which the owner's name is engraved. See cut under à la cuisse.


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  • "imped" to-morrow; and of the relative merits of the "varvels" or little silver rings at the end of the jesses through which the leash ran, and the Dutch swivel that Squire Blackett always used.

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