forel

or for·rel

[ fawr-uh l, for- ]
/ ˈfɔr əl, ˈfɒr- /
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noun

a slipcase for a book.
parchment of poor quality, used in its natural color for making book covers.

Nearby words

  1. foreignism,
  2. foreignly,
  3. forejudge,
  4. foreknow,
  5. foreknowledge,
  6. forel's decussation,
  7. forelady,
  8. foreland,
  9. foreland basin,
  10. foreleg

Origin of forel

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

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