Definitions for PURLpɜrl

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  1. purl(noun)

    gold or silver wire thread

  2. purl, purl stitch(verb)

    a basic knitting stitch

  3. eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirl(verb)

    flow in a circular current, of liquids

  4. sough, purl(verb)

    make a murmuring sound

    "the water was purling"

  5. purl(verb)

    knit with a purl stitch

  6. purl(verb)

    edge or border with gold or silver embroidery

  7. purl(verb)

    embroider with gold or silver thread

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  1. Purl(verb)

    to decorate with fringe or embroidery

  2. Purl(noun)

    an embroidered and puckered border; a hem or fringe, often of gold or silver twist; also, a pleat or fold, as of a band

  3. Purl(noun)

    an inversion of stitches in knitting, which gives to the work a ribbed or waved appearance

  4. Purl(verb)

    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

  5. Purl

    to rise in circles, ripples, or undulations; to curl; to mantle

  6. Purl(noun)

    a circle made by the notion of a fluid; an eddy; a ripple

  7. Purl(noun)

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

  8. Purl(noun)

    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

  9. Purl(noun)

    a tern

  10. Origin: [See 3d Purl.]


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