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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Barrell-, Barell-ferrar, -ferre, n. [ME. barelle ferrer (a 1400), ferror, ferrour, f. Barrell n. and OF. ferriere a long-necked bottle or jar. The variants ferreis, feris may represent OF. ferré.] A vessel in which water or liquor was carried on a journey. 1375 Barb. xv. 39.
The barell ferraris [C. feris] that war thar Cumbryt thaim fast that ridand war
c1420 Wynt. viii. 5697.
Ane [hors] a payr off coil crelis bare, … The tothir barell ferraris [C. ferreis] twa, Full off wattyr als war tha

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