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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ferule  \Fer"ule\  (?  or  ?;  277),  n.  [L.  ferula:  cf  F.  f['e]rule. 
  See  {Ferula}.] 
  A  flat  piece  of  wood,  used  for  striking,  children,  esp.  on 
  the  hand,  in  punishment. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ferule  \Fer"ule\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Feruled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Feruling}.] 
  To  punish  with  a  ferule. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ferule 
  n  :  a  switch  (a  stick  or  cane  or  flat  paddle)  used  to  punish 
  children 




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