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forrel

[fawr-uh l, for-]
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noun Bookbinding.
  1. forel.
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forel

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[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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