Definitions of purl
v. t. - To decorate with fringe or embroidery. 2
n. - An embroidered and puckered border; a hem or fringe, often of gold or silver twist; also, a pleat or fold, as of a band. 2
n. - An inversion of stitches in knitting, which gives to the work a ribbed or waved appearance. 2
v. i. - 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. 2
v. & n. - To rise in circles, ripples, or undulations; to curl; to mantle. 2
n. - A circle made by the notion of a fluid; an eddy; a ripple. 2
n. - A gentle murmur, as that produced by the running of a liquid among obstructions; as, the purl of a brook. 2
n. - 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. 2
n. - A tern. 2
The word "purl" uses 4 letters: L P R U.
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