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What is another word for purl?

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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.”
To flow or move in a stream
“The waters purl over shining pebbles and by wildwood banks.”
To move or cause to move rapidly in a circle or spiral
To turn thread or yarn into a piece of fabric
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.”
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.”
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.”
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