Ferly Fer"ly, a. [AS. f?rlic sudden, unexpected. See {Fear}, n.] Singular; wonderful; extraordinary. [Obs.] -- n. A wonder; a marvel. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Who hearkened ever such a ferly thing. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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