Feruling
Ferule \Fer"ule\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Feruled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Feruling}.] To punish with a ferule. [1913 Webster]

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  • ferule — ferule1 /fer euhl, oohl/, n., v., feruled, feruling. n. 1. Also, ferula. a rod, cane, or flat piece of wood for punishing children, esp. by striking them on the hand. v.t. 2. to punish with a ferule. [1375 1425; late ME ferula, ferul(e) giant… …   Universalium

  • Ferule — Fer ule, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Feruled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Feruling}.] To punish with a ferule. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Feruled — Ferule Fer ule, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Feruled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Feruling}.] To punish with a ferule. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ferule — /ˈfɛrul/ (say feroohl), / rəl/ (say ruhl) noun 1. a rod, cane, or flat piece of wood for the punishment of children, by striking them, especially on the hand. –verb (t) (feruled, feruling) 2. to punish with a ferule. {Middle English, from Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • ferule — [fer′əl, fer′o͞ol΄, fer′yool΄] n. [ME ferul < L ferula: see FERULA] a flat stick or ruler used for punishing children vt. feruled, feruling to strike or punish with a ferule …   English World dictionary

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