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"I'd like to ferule yours," he gritted between his set teeth.

No; it was the thought of the master, that dreadful man with the ferule and the birch sticks.

If he should curve his elbow in the least, it would get a rap from the master's ferule.

The man with the umbrella drew with the ferule of it a line on the ground.

“Suffragettes,” gasped Uncle Jim with the ferule at his throat.

But it was not as a knight of the ferule that you won this mark of distinction?

As she ran she caught her thick parasol by the ferule and swung it aloft.

Two or three of you, I fear, are doomed to feel the master's ferule.

He beat the rock at his feet with the ferule of his stick, and could not lift his head again.

The ferule and a long flexible hickory switch were the insignia of office of the school mistress.

WORD ORIGIN

"rod for punishing children," 1590s, earlier "giant fennel" (early 15c.), from Middle English ferula "fennel plant" (late 14c.), from Latin ferula "reed, whip, rod, ferule, staff; fennel plant or rod," probably related to festuca "stalk, straw, rod."

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