Farl vs Carl - What's the difference?

farl | carl |

As nouns the difference between farl and carl

is that farl is (obsolete) a quarter of a thin oatmeal or flour cake while carl is a student at (carleton college), minnesota.

As a verb farl

is .

As a proper noun carl is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Etymology 1

Contraction of fardel.


(en noun)
  • (obsolete) A quarter of a thin oatmeal or flour cake.
  • Any such cake or bread, now particularly used for Irish specialities as soda farls and potato farls.
  • See also

    * soda bread * potato bread

    Etymology 2


    (en verb)
  • * 1647', '', '''1854 , Alexander Dyce (editor), ''The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher: The Text Formed from a New Collation of the Early Editions , Volume 2, page 416,
  • Down with the mainmast ! lay her at hull !
    Farl up all her linens, and let her ride it out !
    (Webster 1913)



    Etymology 1

    (etyl) carl, from (etyl)


    (en noun)
  • A rude, rustic man; a churl.
  • * 1974', In Lent noblemen and '''carls alike had got into the traces and pulled the carts of stone themselves. — Guy Davenport, ''Tatlin!
  • Etymology 2

    Origin uncertain.

    Alternative forms

    * carle


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To snarl; to talk grumpily or gruffly.
  • *, New York 2001, p.210:
  • *:full of ache, sorrow, and grief, children again, dizzards, they carle many times as they sit, and talk to themselves, they are angry, waspish, displeased with everything […].
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