Purl Purl, n. [See 3d {Purl}.] 1. A circle made by the notion of a fluid; an eddy; a ripple. [1913 Webster]

Whose stream an easy breath doth seem to blow, Which on the sparkling gravel runs in purles, As though the waves had been of silver curls. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

2. A gentle murmur, as that produced by the running of a liquid among obstructions; as, the purl of a brook. [1913 Webster]

3. [Perh. from F. perler, v. See {Purl} to mantle.] Malt liquor, medicated or spiced; formerly, ale or beer in which wormwood or other bitter herbs had been infused, and which was regarded as tonic; at present, hot beer mixed with gin, sugar, and spices. ``Drank a glass of purl to recover appetite.'' --Addison. ``Drinking hot purl, and smoking pipes.'' --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) A tern. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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