"I certainly thought I did," said I, poking about with the ferrule of one of my sticks.
He advised me to laugh at the ruler, the ferrule, and the rod.
Bought heads of iron with a ferrule for the end of the arrow are best, but we can't get them.
It should be beaten in very slowly until it fits the ferrule.
Continue tapping the handle until the ferrule reaches the polished part of the blade; it will then be in far enough.
The ferrule will look black when this happens and will thus be recognized.
To march by the right flank: Extend the arm to the right, the staff vertical, ferrule upward, back of the hand to the rear.
The lead must be attached to the ferrule by means of a wiped joint.
The stick should be grasped just below the crook or knob, but the ferrule must be kept downward.
Its ferrule followed lightly on the path, squealing at his heels.
"metal cap on a rod," 1610s, ferule, earlier verrel (early 15c.), from Old French virelle, from Latin viriola "bracelet," diminutive of viriae "bracelets," from a Gaulish word (cf. Old Irish fiar "bent, crooked"); spelling influenced by Latin ferrum "iron."