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forel

or for·rel

[fawr-uh l, for-]
noun
  1. a slipcase for a book.
  2. parchment of poor quality, used in its natural color for making book covers.
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Origin of forel

1250–1300; Middle English forel case, sheath < Old French forrel, fourrel, diminutive of fuerre sheath. See fur
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Historical Examples of forel

  • Readers of Professor Forel will not lightly question this assertion.

    Parenthood and Race Culture

    Caleb Williams Saleeby

  • See the last sentence of the quotation from Forel on p. 130.

    Parenthood and Race Culture

    Caleb Williams Saleeby

  • Ants, says Forel, are to other insects what man is to other mammals.

    The Forerunners

    Romain Rolland

  • Forel follows Huber in his description of the fighting methods of this species.

    The Forerunners

    Romain Rolland

  • First of all, Forel proves that the war-making instinct is not fundamental.

    The Forerunners

    Romain Rolland