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2 definitions found
 for Purfle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Purfle \Pur"fle\, Purflew \Pur"flew\, n.
     1. A hem, border., or trimming, as of embroidered work.
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     2. (Her.) A border of any heraldic fur.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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. Plowman.
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              A goodly lady clad in scarlet red,
              Purfled with gold and pearl of rich assay.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     2. (Her.) To ornament with a bordure of emines, furs, and the
        like; also, with gold studs or mountings.
        [1913 Webster] Purfle

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