I. noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century 1. gold or silver thread or wire for embroidering or edging 2. the intertwisting of thread that knots a stitch usually along an edge 3. purl stitch II. verb Date: 1526 transitive verb 1. a. to embroider with gold or silver thread b. to edge or border with gold or silver embroidery 2. to knit in purl stitch intransitive verb to do knitting in purl stitch III. noun Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian purla to ripple Date: circa 1522 1. a purling or swirling stream or rill 2. a gentle murmur or movement (as of purling water) IV. intransitive verb Date: 1591 1. eddy, swirl 2. to make a soft murmuring sound like that of a purling stream

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