[ UK /pˈɜːl/ ]
  1. make a murmuring sound
    the water was purling
  2. flow in a circular current, of liquids
  3. embroider with gold or silver thread
  4. knit with a purl stitch
  5. edge or border with gold or silver embroidery
  1. a basic knitting stitch made by putting the needle through the front of the stich from the righthand side
  2. gold or silver wire thread
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How To Use purl In A Sentence

  • The search for a replacement cause brought with it shallow opportunism, the honing of public relations skills and a ragbag of nostrums, some of them purloined from its political opponents.
  • The water gurgled and purled, loudly at first, then softly, as a powerful foot-wide whirlpool took shape.
  • The other, often easier, method is to exchange the purline for a much stronger and larger one. 7. Gutters and downpipes
  • A purlieu is a familiar or outlying place; a purview is a range or scope. Languagehat.com: BEAT THE JUDGE.
  • In the end by example, this system has much accuracy, rationality and continues purlin advantages.
  • Their caper involves a nightlong journey of picking up cash all over town in a purloined bank van with Wayne and Henry posing as bank guards assigned to collect all this money.
  • Spurlock possessed a vigorous intellect, critical, disquisitional, creative; and yet he saw nothing remarkable in the girl's readiness to marry him! The Ragged Edge
  • On my first attempt – the one I ripped out on May 31 – I centered the decreases, and purled the vital stitch on the wrong side. Jean's Knitting
  • I was most overwhelmed and went to bed having nightmares about socked feet walking up and down my naked body shouting knit one purl one faster faster…
  • I was using a pen that I'd purloined from the office.
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