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vervelle

[vur-vel] /vɜrˈvɛl/
noun, Armor.
1.
any of a number of staples riveted along the base of a basinet to hold an aventail.
Origin of vervelle
apparently < Middle French vervelle, Old French verviele hinge, ring on a hawk's leash < Vulgar Latin *vertibellum, diminutive of Late Latin vertibulum, re-formation of Latin vertebra joint, vertebra
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