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Perhaps we may think the ferule well deserved when we read of the schoolboy's trick immortalized by Persius.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
And from the rod or ferule I would have them free, as from the menace of them; for it is both deformed and servile.
The master looks at his great silver watch, and then, with tiresome deliberation, puts the ferule into his desk.
GRANDFATHER'S CHAIRNATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
The machine resembled a green gingham circus tent, and it was crowned with a ferule as large as a barrel.
OUT OF THE HURLY-BURLYCHARLES HEBER CLARK
People said the steel ferule of the umbrella had attracted the electric current.
MY LITTLE SISTERELIZABETH ROBINS
He waited an instant, in order to give due solemnity to the occasion, then down came the ferule on the desk with a grand crash.
THE GOLD BRICKANN S. STEPHENS
He and young Musgrave had learnt their letters under the same ferule, though their paths had diverged since.
One of the women maintained discipline by means of her corset-board used as a ferule.
He believes in the gospel of ferule and whips, and has perfect faith in the efficacy of flogging in homes and schools.
This is shown in detail in fig. 25, in which N is the brass ferule and M the rubber stopper through which the air-pipe passes.

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