For such offenders, if any such there be, a rod of birch is hanging over the fireplace, and a heavy ferule lies on the master's desk.
Two or three of you, I fear, are doomed to feel the master's ferule.
Come, come, you old Smut, there, bear a hand, and let's have that ferule
and buckle-screw; I'll be ready for them presently.
His hands were covered with black cotton gloves neatly darned at the fingers; his umbrella, worn down at the ferule
to the last quarter of an inch, was carefully preserved, nevertheless, in an oilskin case.
Bazin did more than bound; he let fall both his alphabet and his ferule
. "You!" said he, "you, Monsieur d'Artagnan?"
'"Just that," replied the figure, playing with his stake, and examining the ferule
. "Be as quick as you can, will you, for there's a young gentleman who is afflicted with too much money and leisure wanting me now, I find."
By the time he had smoothed and polished the staff Kalpa was no longer the pole-star; and ere he had put on the ferule
and the head adorned with precious stones, Brahma had awoke and slumbered many times.
Young Jukes, the chief mate, attending his commander to the gangway, would sometimes venture to say, with the greatest gentleness, "Allow me, sir" -- and possessing himself of the umbrella deferentially, would elevate the ferule
, shake the folds, twirl a neat furl in a jiffy, and hand it back; going through the performance with a face of such portentous gravity, that Mr.
--This gentleman is famous for his tail, which he uses for a ferule
in thrashing his foes.
In his hand he swayed a ferule
, that sceptre of despotic power; the birch of justice reposed on three nails behind the throne, a constant terror to evil doers, while on the desk before him might be seen sundry contraband articles and prohibited weapons, detected upon the persons of idle urchins, such as half-munched apples, popguns, whirligigs, fly-cages, and whole legions of rampant little paper game-cocks.
"We sold the carved sheaths of our krisses--the ivory sheaths with golden ferules
. We sold the jewelled hilts.
'Will you have some of this?' said the fat boy, plunging into the pie up to the very ferules
of the knife and fork.