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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A basic knitting stitch; Gold or silver wire thread v. - Make a murmuring sound; Embroider with gold or silver thread; Edge or border with gold or silver embroidery; Flow in a circular current, of liquids.

Usage examples (26)
  • Oh honey, when you knit, it's "purl" not something you'd find in a oyster.
  • A particular kind of purl makes this border look very like guipure lace.
  • "purl" row this way - AND stranding it at the same time.
  • purl 5, knit 5; repeat across, ending with purl 5. for more
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