(redirected from ferules)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal.
Related to ferules: Ferrules
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Words related to ferule

a switch (a stick or cane or flat paddle) used to punish children

Related Words

References in classic literature ?
Two or three of you, I fear, are doomed to feel the master's ferule.
Bazin did more than bound; he let fall both his alphabet and his ferule.
Just that," replied the figure, playing with his stake, and examining the ferule.
By the time he had smoothed and polished the staff Kalpa was no longer the pole-star; and ere he had put on the ferule and the head adorned with precious stones, Brahma had awoke and slumbered many times.
Young Jukes, the chief mate, attending his commander to the gangway, would sometimes venture to say, with the greatest gentleness, "Allow me, sir" -- and possessing himself of the umbrella deferentially, would elevate the ferule, shake the folds, twirl a neat furl in a jiffy, and hand it back; going through the performance with a face of such portentous gravity, that Mr.
This gentleman is famous for his tail, which he uses for a ferule in thrashing his foes.
In his hand he swayed a ferule, that sceptre of despotic power; the birch of justice reposed on three nails behind the throne, a constant terror to evil doers, while on the desk before him might be seen sundry contraband articles and prohibited weapons, detected upon the persons of idle urchins, such as half-munched apples, popguns, whirligigs, fly-cages, and whole legions of rampant little paper game-cocks.