purl

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  • Therefore, one can change which color (dark or light) stands out by changing from knit to purl.
  • A soft, purling sound came from over the side where the waves lapped against the steel hull. Cited from A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee", by Russell Doubleday
  • Lizerine is a similar thread that has a flat appearance having not been shaped prior to purling.
  • When the first half is completed, work the second in the same way, and fasten it on to the first with the purl. Cited from Beeton's Book of Needlework, by Isabella Beeton
  • His hat hung backward by a string, and his brown purls caught the sun-rays. Cited from Daniel Deronda, by George Eliot
  • Email blasts and PURLS allow a company to find out information about their consumer.
  • Care must be taken in that case that the small pieces of cotton left be all of the same length, so that the purl may be perfectly even. Cited from Beeton's Book of Needlework, by Isabella Beeton
  • The little mountain paths as we returned became small brooks that hummed and purled in their rapid course. Cited from The Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter, by Raphael Semmes
  • The party assembled was after Mrs. Purling's own heart. Cited from The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood, by Arthur Griffiths
  • This was Purling's first return to his homeland since his adoption.
  • Smooth, hard roads follow along this purling rivulet, now and then crossing it on a stone or wooden bridge. Cited from Around the World on a Bicycle Volume II., by Thomas Stevens
  • During the residency, Purling also taught many children, students and professional musicians and made recordings for educational purposes.
  • And of course she did, although Mrs. Purling looked as if she wished every mouthful would choke her. Cited from The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood, by Arthur Griffiths
  • The purl stitches must be very regularly made, the circles must be drawn up tight. Cited from Beeton's Book of Needlework, by Isabella Beeton
  • The gold waves purled amidst the green above her; And a bird sang. Cited from Poems of Rupert Brooke
  • A user of a PURL always uses the same Web address, even though the resource in question may have moved.
  • The way to make a purl, p. v. Cited from Beeton's Book of Needlework, by Isabella Beeton
  • It was not until he had been absent more than a year that Mrs. Purling appeared to relent. Cited from The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood, by Arthur Griffiths
  • The two upper corners have undulating clouds in blue silk, and a red and yellow purl rose between them. Cited from English Embroidered Bookbindings, by Cyril James Humphries Davenport
  • There are several gold spangles all about, and innumerable small pieces of coloured purl. Cited from English Embroidered Bookbindings, by Cyril James Humphries Davenport
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Meaning of purl

  • noun Gold or silver wire thread
  • noun A basic knitting stitch
  • verb Knit with a purl stitch
  • verb Edge or border with gold or silver embroidery
  • verb Embroider with gold or silver thread