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Purl  v. i.  (past & past part. purled; pres. part. purling)  
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."
To rise in circles, ripples, or undulations; to curl; to mantle. "thin winding breath which purled up to the sky."

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"Purl" Quotes from Famous Books

... Handsome Jack contrasted in the pig's skin; and, ye Centaurs! what seats were there!" It must have been a sight for proper men to see. Not the veriest tailor would walk on Derby day. He "would mount a mis-teached hippogriff, and risk the chance of a purl, rather than not show at the covert-side." Who, indeed, would not bestride a steed when he might meet the Assassin and the O'Bluster in the ring? ...
— Highways and Byways in Surrey • Eric Parker

Words linked to "Purl" :   eddy, run, make noise, purl stitch, broider, feed, sough, swirl, noise, handicraft, yarn, course, resound, whirlpool

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