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or forrel

[fawr-uh l, for-] /ˈfɔr əl, ˈfɒr-/
a slipcase for a book.
parchment of poor quality, used in its natural color for making book covers.
Origin of forel
1250-1300; Middle English forel case, sheath < Old French forrel, fourrel, diminutive of fuerre sheath. See fur Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I could tell him about the mechanism of sex—just as forel and a dozen writers have done.

    Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards
  • First of all, forel proves that the war-making instinct is not fundamental.

    The Forerunners Romain Rolland
  • But forel discerns here and there sparks of reflective consciousness, germs of individual will.

    The Forerunners Romain Rolland
  • In such circumstances, says forel, they will never resume the struggle.

    The Forerunners Romain Rolland
  • forel has in this connection compared the use of contraceptives to the use of eye-glasses.

  • Among ants alone, so forel informs me, there are more than 7,500 species.

    The Forerunners Romain Rolland
  • As forel says: "The greatest enemies of ants are other ants, just as the greatest enemies of men are other men."

  • It's very few of them, Yetta, who have read a book like forel's.

    Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards
  • According to Prof. forel there are both longitudinal and transverse seiches.

  • Some sexologists like Kisch and Vaerting believe it does play an important rôle; others, like forel, believe it plays none.

    Woman William J. Robinson

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