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Femerell

FEMERELL, properly Fumerell (from O. Fr. fumeraille, Lat. fumus, smoke), the old English term given to the lantern in the ridge of a hall roof for the purpose of letting out the smoke of the fire kindled on a central hearth.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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