favel

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n favel A horse of a favel or dun color.
    • n favel Flattery; cajolery; deceit.
    • a favel fā"vĕl Yellow; fallow; dun.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n favel Flattery; cajolery.
    • favel Fallow; yellow; dun.
    • n favel A dun horse (like bayard, a bay).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. fauvel, favel, dim. of F. fauve,; of German oigin. See Fallow (a.)

Usage

In literature:

Favell describes a heart that only weighed 3 1/2 ounces.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Near Northampton stands the little parish church of Weston Favel.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
Favell came back, and nothing mere was done.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
The phrase "to curry favour," to flatter or cajole, is a 16th century corruption of "to curry favel," i.e.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8" by Various
Favel of the Heavens.
"Journal and Letters of Philip Vickers Fithian: A Plantation Tutor of the Old Dominion, 1773-1774." by Philip Vickers Fithian
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In news:

View full size Andrew Mariman/The Herald and News Pat McMillan, director of the Favell Museum in Klamath Falls, holds up one of the collection's most rare artifacts, a fire opal arrowhead.
Gene Favell had an idea to bring great American art to a small American town.
View full size Andrew Mariman/The Herald and News Pat McMillan, director of the Favell Museum in Klamath Falls , holds up one of the collection's most rare artifacts, a fire opal arrowhead.
I Awoke to Find My Spirit Had Returned (from Plain(s) Warrior Artist), 1999, by Rosalie Favell, courtesy the artist.
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