[ vur-vel ]

  1. any of a number of staples riveted along the base of a basinet to hold an aventail.

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

Words Nearby vervelle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use vervelle in a sentence

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

  • The painter took pere vervelle by the button of his coat and led him to a corner on pretence of looking at a Murillo.

    Pierre Grassou | Honore de Balzac
  • During this first sitting the vervelle family became almost intimate with the worthy artist.

    Pierre Grassou | Honore de Balzac
  • "Well, if he is a great artist, I prefer a great artist like you," said Madame vervelle.

    Pierre Grassou | Honore de Balzac
  • "You shouldn't give away your pictures in that way; they are money," said old vervelle.

    Pierre Grassou | Honore de Balzac