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purl



Pronunciation: (pûrl), [key]
v.t., v.i.
1. to knit with a reverse stitch.
2. to finish with loops or a looped edging.

n.
1. a basic stitch in knitting, the reverse of the knit, formed by pulling a loop of the working yarn back through an existing stitch and then slipping that stitch off the needle. Cf. knit (def. 11).
2. one of a series of small loops along the edge of lace braid.
3. thread made of twisted gold or silver wire. Also,pearl.

purl



Pronunciation: (pûrl), [key]
v.i.
1. to flow with curling or rippling motion, as a shallow stream does over stones.
2. to flow with a murmuring sound.
3. to pass in a manner or with a sound likened to this.

n.
1. the action or sound of purling.
2. a circle or curl made by the motion of water; ripple; eddy.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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