Sur"fel, Sur"fle (?), v. t. [Cf. Sulphur.]

To wash, as the face, with a cosmetic water, said by some to be prepared from the sulphur.

[Obs.]

She shall no oftener powder her hair, [or] surfel her cheeks, . . . but she shall as often gaze on my picture. Ford.

 

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