Definition of Purling

1. n. The motion of a small stream running among obstructions; also, the murmur it makes in so doing.



Definition of Purling

1. Verb. (present participle of purl) ¹

2. Noun. the motion of a small stream among obstructions; flowing with a murmuring sound ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Purling

1. an inversion of stitches in knitting [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purling

purity rings
purl
purl stitch
purled
purler
purlers
purlicue
purlicued
purlicues
purlieu
purlieus
purlieux
purlin
purline
purlines
purling (current term)
purlings
purlins
purloin
purloined
purloiner
purloiners
purloining
purloinment
purloinments
purloins
purloo
purls
purly
puro

Literary usage of Purling

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1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"Those who hold the doctrine of particular election and reprobation. " purling is euch sweet sorrow. Tliat I «hall say ' Good «lebt ' im it be morrow ..."

2. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"A pastoral of an hundred lines may »e endured; but who will hear of sheep and goats, apd myrtle bowers and purling ..."

3. Common-place Book by Robert Southey, John Wood Warter (1850)
"32, third edition. a purling stream running by it, a beautiful garden, a Belvedere, with rare figures of ..."

4. Adventure Guide to the Champlain and Hudson River Valleys: Including the by Patricia Foulke, Robert Foulke (2001)
"purling Bavarian Manor Country Inn and Restaurant dates from 1865 and is family-run. ... Route 24, purling, NY 12470, o 518-622-3261, fax 518-622-2338. ..."

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