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Pronunciation : Purl
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Contr. fr. purfile, purfle. See Purfle.]
Definition : Defn: To decorate with fringe or embroidery. "Nature's cradle more enchased and purled." B. Jonson.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Purl
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. An embroidered and puckered border; a hem or fringe, often of gold or silver twist; also, a pleat or fold, as of a band. A triumphant chariot made of carnation velvet, enriched withpurl and pearl. Sir P. Sidney .

2. An inversion of stitches in knitting, which gives to the work a ribbed or waved appearance. Purl stitch. Same as Purl, n., 2.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Purl
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Cf. Sw. porla, and E. pur to murmur as a cat.]
Definition : 1. To run swiftly round, as a small stream flowing among stones or other obstructions; to eddy; also, to make a murmuring sound, as water does in running over or through obstructions. Swift o'er the rolling pebbles, down the hills, Louder and louder purl the falling rills. Pope.

2. Etym: [Perh. fr. F. perler to pearl, to bead. See Pearl, v. & n.]

Defn: To rise in circles, ripples, or undulations; to curl; to mantle. thin winding breath which purled up to the sky. Shak.

i. [imp. & p. p. Purled; p. pr. & vb. n. Purling.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Purl
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [See 3d Purl.]
Definition : 1. A circle made by the notion of a fluid; an eddy; a ripple. Whose stream an easy breath doth seem to blow, Which on the sparkling gravel runs in purles, As though the waves had been of silver curls. Drayton.

2. A gentle murmur, as that produced by the running of a liquid among obstructions; as, the purl of a brook.

3. Etym: [Perh. from F.perler, v. See Purl to mantle.]

Defn: Malt liquor, medicated or spiced; formerly, ale or beer in which wormwood or other bitter herbs had been infused, and which was regarded as tonic; at present, hot beer mixed with gin, sugar, and spices. "Drank a glass of purl to recover appetite." Addison. "Drinking hot purl, and smoking pipes." Dickens.

4. (Zoöl.)

Defn: A tern. [Prov. Eng.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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