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- n. A sort of ancient trimming of tinsel and thread for women's gowns; bobbinwork.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sort of ancient trimming of tinsel and thread for women's gowns; -- called also bobbinwork.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of purfle.
Well-a-day, but there must have been many a yard of velvet in that chapel, and an whole army of beasts ermines must have laid their lives down to purfile [trim with fur] the same!
Whether he o'er the Alps his way purfile The mighty Ca&far's monuments to view, '