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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PUR'FLE, v.t. To decorate with a wrought or flowered border; to embroider; as, to purfle with blue and white, or with gold and pearl.
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Merriam Webster's

transitive verb (purfled; purfling) Etymology: Middle English purfilen, from purfil embroidered border, from Anglo-French, from pur for, in place of (from Latin pro-) + fil thread, yarn more at pro-, file Date: 14th century to ornament the border or edges of purfle noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 an ornamental border, esp. on a violin etc. 2 archaic the ornamental or embroidered edge of a garment. --v.tr. 1 decorate with a purfle. 2 (often foll. by with) ornament (the edge of a building). 3 beautify. Derivatives: purfling n. Etymology: ME f. OF porfil, porfiler ult. f. L filum thread

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Purfle Pur"fle, v. t. [OF. pourfiler; pour for + fil a thread, L. filum. See Profile, and cf. Purl a border.] 1. To decorate with a wrought or flowered border; to embroider; to ornament with metallic threads; as, to purfle with blue and white. --P. Plowman. A goodly lady clad in scarlet red, Purfled with gold and pearl of rich assay. --Spenser. 2. (Her.) To ornament with a bordure of emines, furs, and the like; also, with gold studs or mountings.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Purfle Pur"fle, Purflew Pur"flew, n. 1. A hem, border., or trimming, as of embroidered work. 2. (Her.) A border of any heraldic fur.



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