An embroidered and puckered border; a hem or fringe, often of
gold or silver twist; also, a pleat or fold, as of a band.
An inversion of stitches in knitting, which gives to the work
a ribbed or waved appearance.
A circle made by the notion of a fluid; an eddy; a ripple.
A gentle murmur, as that produced by the running of a liquid
among obstructions; as, the purl of a brook.
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
To run swiftly round, as a small stream flowing among
stones or other obstructions; to eddy; also, to make a murmuring sound,
as water does in running over or through obstructions.
v. & n.
To rise in circles, ripples, or undulations; to curl; to