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purling

EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

purling

  1. Present participle of purl.

AdjectiveEdit

purling (comparative more purling, superlative most purling)

  1. That purls; rippling, eddying.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, III.6:
      They have sometimes caused an high steepy mountaine to arise in the midst of the sayd Amphitheaters, all over-spred with fruitfull and flourishing trees of all sortes, on the top whereof gushed out streames of water as from out the source of a purling spring.

NounEdit

purling (plural purlings)

  1. the motion of a small stream among obstructions; flowing with a murmuring sound
    the purlings of the stream