Purfle definitions

pûr'fəl
To finish or decorate the border or edge of.
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An ornamental border or edging.
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To decorate the border of.
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To adorn or edge with metallic thread, beads, lace, etc.
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An ornamental border or trimming, as the inlaid border of a violin.
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An ornamental border on clothing, furniture or a violin; beading, stringing.
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(archaic) To decorate (wood, cloth etc.) with a purfle or ornamental border; to border.
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(heraldry) To ornament with a bordure of ermines, furs, etc. or with gold studs or mountings.
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Origin of purfle

Middle English purfilen from Old French porfiler from Vulgar Latin prōfīlāre Latin prō- forth pro–1 Latin fīlum thread gwhī- in Indo-European roots