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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Purfle \Pur"fle\, verb (used with an object) [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. Purfle

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Purfle \Pur"fle\, Purflew \Pur"flew\, noun

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

2. (Her.) A border of any heraldic fur.

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