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      n  
1      (Also called)    purl stitch   a knitting stitch made by doing a plain stitch backwards  
2    a decorative border, as of lace  
3    gold or silver wire thread  
      vb  
4    to knit (a row or garment) in purl stitch  
5    to edge (something) with a purl,   (Also (for senses 2, 3, 5))    pearl  
     (C16: from dialect pirl to twist into a cord)  
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purl, purl stitch, purler, purlin

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