verb (used with object), fer·uled, fer·ul·ing.
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Definition for ferule (2 of 2)
noun, verb (used with object), fer·uled, fer·ul·ing.
Example sentences from the Web for ferule
He distributed whacks of his ferule with an agility no one could have expected on the part of so corpulent a person.The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard|Anatole France
And with an air of decision he struck the time-old pavement with the ferule of his green umbrella.The Man With the Black Feather|Gaston Leroux
His rod and his ferule were seldom idle now—at least among the smaller pupils.The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
And from the rod or ferule I would have them free, as from the menace of them; for it is both deformed and servile.Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter|Ben Jonson
I suppose I must have been in the writing master's class, but though I can call to mind the man, I cannot call to mind his ferule.An Autobiography|Anthony Trollope