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Ferraʹra

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An Andrew Ferrara. A broadsword or claymore of the best quality, bearing the name of Andrea Ferraʹra, one of the Italian family whose swords were famous in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Genuine “Andrea Ferraras” have a crown marked on the blade.

⁂ My father had an Andrea Ferrara, which had been in the family about a century. It had a basket-hilt, and the name was distinctly stamped on the blade.

“Weʹll put in bail, boy, old Andrew Ferrara shall lodge his security.”—Scott: Waverley, chap. 1.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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