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What is another word for purl?

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Verb
To flow with a swirling motion and babbling sound
“To this day, if I close my eyes, I can hear the river purl and dip my hand or foot in its cold ripples.”
Verb
To flow or move in a stream
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“The waters purl over shining pebbles and by wildwood banks.”
Verb
To turn or cause to turn or whirl round quickly
Verb
To turn thread or yarn into a piece of fabric
Verb
(of a small bird or an insect) To make a short, sharp, high-pitched sound
Noun
A gurgling or rippling sound or motion
“He raised his arms, tilted back his head, opened his mouth, and let out a ringing laugh that mingled with the jubilant purl of the river.”
Noun
A cord of twisted gold or silver wire used for bordering or edging something
“The spangle is kept in place by a stitch through a short piece of purl.”
Noun
An embroidered and puckered border
“Portrayed in seventeenth-century dress, the central figures are richly picked out in colourful threads of satin and stern stitch with couched silk and purl.”
Noun
Acoustical noise
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