a bundle; burden.
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How to use fardel in a sentence
As he spoke, a dozen men rushed forward, each screening himself behind a huge fardel of brushwood.The White Company | Arthur Conan Doyle
There was a subdued s-s-s-h as the white fardel slid slowly seaward, followed by a sullen plunge.The Log of a Sea-Waif | Frank T. Bullen
Then, seizing the good subprior in his teeth, he rushed round the field, swinging him as though he were a fardel of old clothes.Sir Nigel | Arthur Conan Doyle
The maiden's future is a fardel upon my shoulders now, and they are not over strong. 'Standish of Standish | Jane G. Austin
Cattle are most commonly attacked by fardel in summer and autumn, when they are able to get at tough, strong, and hard grass.
British Dictionary definitions for fardel
archaic a bundle or burden
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