[ fer-lee ]
/ ˈfɛr li /
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noun, plural fer·lies.
something unusual, strange, or causing wonder or terror.
unexpected; strange; unusual.
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It is nae mair ferly to see a woman greit than to see a goose go barefit.Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character|Edward Bannerman Ramsay
British Dictionary definitions for ferly
/ (ˈfɛrlɪ) Scot /
noun plural -lies
a wonder; something strange or marvellous
verb -lies, -lying or -lied (intr)
to wonder; be surprised
Word Origin for ferly
Old English færlic sudden
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