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noun 
  1. An ornamental border on clothing, furniture or a violin; beading, stringing.
verb (purfl, ing)
  1. (transitive) To decorate (wood, cloth etc.) with a border; to border.
    • 1590: Purfled with gold of rich assay. " Spenser, The Faerie Queene
    • 1885: there stood before him an honourable woman in a mantilla of Mosul silk, broidered with gold and bordered with brocade; her walking shoes were also purfled with gold and her hair floated in long plaits. " Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, vol. 1
Etymology: From porfiler, from pro- + filum "thread".


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