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vervelle

[ vur-vel ]
/ vɜrˈvɛl /
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noun Armor.

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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