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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
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.
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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Femerell'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/f/femerell.html. 1910.