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.

A goodly lady clad in scarlet red, Purfled with gold and pearl of rich assay. Spenser.

2. Her.

To ornament with a bordure of emines, furs, and the like; also, with gold studs or mountings.

 

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Pur"fle (?), Pur"flew (?), n.

1.

A hem, border., or trimming, as of embroidered work.

2. Her.

A border of any heraldic fur.

 

© Webster 1913.

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