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vervelle

[vur-vel]
noun Armor.
  1. any of a number of staples riveted along the base of a basinet to hold an aventail.
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Origin of vervelle

apparently < Middle French vervelle, Old French verviele hinge, ring on a hawk's leash < Vulgar Latin *vertibellum, diminutive of Late Latin vertibulum, re-formation of Latin vertebra joint, vertebra
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Historical Examples

  • "You shouldn't give away your pictures in that way; they are money," said old Vervelle.

    Pierre Grassou

    Honore de Balzac

  • Old Elie descended the staircase to go in search of the Vervelle family.

    Pierre Grassou

    Honore de Balzac

  • Vervelle, ver-vel′, n. the loop that secured the camail in medieval armour.

  • During this first sitting the Vervelle family became almost intimate with the worthy artist.

    Pierre Grassou

    Honore de Balzac

  • Vervelle's friends now heard of nothing but the celebrated painter Fougeres.

    Pierre Grassou

    Honore de Balzac