Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Middle English form of people.

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Examples

  • Also an adorable velveteen makeup case (puple!) and a super-cute velveteen laptop case (polka dots!) that is hard for me to part with but I already have a laptop bag, also Melissa Beth.

    Rachel Sklar: My Life In Swag, From A-Z

  • It's a line from "America the Beautiful" (Oh beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain; for puple mountains majesty, above the fruited plain) which is sort of ironic since the US seems determined to wipe out all that natural beauty as a matter of policy.

    brown bread ice cream

  • Thrills Gum is a puple Chiclet-like gum that tastes like soap.

    blog of note

  • A little puple of liquid had drained off it and lay glistening on the floor.

    Way Station

  • Small; the iris is of a dark yellowish brown, and puple black. the note of this brant is much that of the common pided brant from which in fact they are not to be distinguished at a distance, but they Certainly are

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806

  • There is a network of Pittsburgh Steeler fans in the Baltimore area that aren't afraid to party in the black and gold in the home of the puple and black.

    ABC2 News Video Game Reviews

  • One of those writings (a commentary on Luke) includes the phrase: "Crist Jhesu, for thyn endeles power, mercy, and charitie, make thi blessed lawe knowun and kept of thi puple, and make knowun the ypocrisie and tirauntrie and cursidnesse of Antecrist and his meynee, that thi puple be not disseyued by him."

    The Volokh Conspiracy

  • Y preche to you a greet ioye, that schal be to al puple.

    Making Light

  • Ed. Page view page image: consists of 12 dark brown feathers. the back is black and the sides white; legs yellow and feet formed like the Duckinmallard which it also resembles in size and form. the eye is moderately large, puple black and iris of an orrange colour. the colours and appearance of the female is precisely that of the duckinmallard only, reather smaller. we are informed that the natives in this quarter were much distressed for food in the course of the last winter; they were compelled to collect the moss which grows on the pine which they boiled and eat; 1 near this camp I observed many pine trees which appear to have been cut down about that season which they inform us was done in order to collect the seed of the longleafed pine which in those moments of distress also furnishes an article of food; the seed of this speceis of pine is about the size and much the shape of the seed of the large sunflower; they are nutricious and not unpleasent when roasted or boiled, during this month the natives also peal this pine and eat the succulent or inner bark. in the creek near our encampment I observed

    Original journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806

  • This is a likeness of it; it was 2 feet 8 inches long, and weighed ten pounds. the eye is moderately large, the puple black with a Small admixture of yellow and the iris of a Silvery white with a Small admixture of yellow and a little tirbed near its border with a yellowish brown. the position of the fins may be seen from the drawing, they are small in perpotion to the fish. the fins are honey but not pointed except the tail and back fins which are a little So, the prime back fin and venteral ones, contain each ten rays; those of the gills twelve, and the Small Finn placed near the tail above has no long rays, but is a tough flexable Substance covered with Smooth Skin. it is thicker in perpotion to it's width than the Salmons. the tongue is thick and firm beset on each border with small subulate teeth in a Single Series. the

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806

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