forel

noun
for·​el
variants: or less commonly forrel \ ˈfärəl \
plural -s

Definition of forel

1a now dialectal, England : sheath, case
b : a sheath or slipcase for holding a book
2 : an inferior parchment for book covers

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History and Etymology for forel

Middle English forel case, sheath, from Middle French forrel, fourrel, diminutive of fuerre sheath

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“Forel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forel. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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