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

  • No blame attaches to PTI'S excellent translator; but to PTI'S printer, a ferule-rap for cold-bloodedly murdering the Emperor's Latin.
  • Tom Sawyer's bewigged schoolmaster was fussy, pedantic, strict ("his rod and his ferule were seldom idle") and frustrated ("The darling of his desires was to be a doctor, but .
  • A kind of miracle happened: the ferule of the teacher became the poet's magic wand.

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