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farl

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[ fahrl ]
/ fɑrl /
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noun Scot.
a thin, circular cake of flour or oatmeal.
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Origin of farl

1715–25; contraction of fardel a three-cornered cake, originally, the 4th part of a round cake (Middle English ferdell, representing Old English fēortha dǣl fourth part)
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How to use farl in a sentence

  • He poured out his tea, and then began to spread butter on a piece of soda-farl.

    The Foolish Lovers|St. John G. Ervine

British Dictionary definitions for farl

farl

farle

/ (fɑːl) /

noun
a thin cake of oatmeal, often triangular in shape

Word Origin for farl

C18: from earlier fardel fourth part, from Old English fēortha fourth + Middle English del part
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