Purfled
Purfled Pur"fled, a. Ornamented; decorated; esp., embroidered on the edges. [1913 Webster]

{Purfled work} (Arch.), delicate tracery, especially in Gothic architecture. [1913 Webster]


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  • purfled — adjective Etymology: Middle English purfiled, from past participle of purfilen to purfle : having trimming or decoration (as of embroidery or tracery); also : bordered …   Useful english dictionary

  • Purfled work — Purfled Pur fled, a. Ornamented; decorated; esp., embroidered on the edges. [1913 Webster] {Purfled work} (Arch.), delicate tracery, especially in Gothic architecture. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • purfled work — noun : delicate especially Gothic tracery (as in architectural ornamentation) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • pur|fle — «PUR fuhl», verb, fled, fling, noun. –v.t. to finish with an ornamental border: »a robe purfled with embroidery, a violin purfled with inlaid work. –n. an ornamental border. ╂[< Old French pourfiler < pour (< Latin prō , or per ) + fil… …   Useful english 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • purfle — 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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