from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of purl.
- n. the motion of a small stream among obstructions; flowing with a murmuring sound
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The motion of a small stream running among obstructions; also, the murmur it makes in so doing.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
This Urban Gardner column incorrectly spelled the term purling as pearling.
This is called purling and is done, in the following way: lay the thread over the left needle, and put the right one, downwards from above, behind the thread, into the loop on the left needle, lay the thread upwards from below, over the right needle, draw it through the loop, and drop the loop off the left needle.
Slim and I hiked out to a neck of woods just beyond town, and there was the push, a score of husky hobos, charmingly located on the bank of a little purling stream.
She stitched away randomly, knitting a little, purling when she had the urge, ending a row when she felt like it, then starting another.
Nissan There are many sweet, purling pieces of automotive future-science on the road.
There are many sweet, purling pieces of automotive future-science on the road.
On some of the ballads, several of them flecked with banjo and mandolin, her purling vocals resemble those of Patty Loveless.
The present problem of problems is nothing more than democracy beating itself helplessly against the color bar,—purling, seeping, seething, foaming to burst through, ever and again overwhelming the emerging masses of white men in its rolling backwaters and held back by those who dream of future kingdoms of greed built on black and brown and yellow slavery.
Liszt's concert paraphrase of themes from Verdi's "Rigoletto" was by turns nutty and trashy, the piles of small notes in purling runs given a translucent lightness.
She imagines himlying nude in the moonlight on his porch hammock while the Shohola rushes by, purling nocturnal music.
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