Gurl vs Purl - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between gurl and purl
is that gurl
is while purl
is a particular stitch in knitting; an inversion of stitches giving the work a ribbed or waved appearance or purl
can be a heavy or headlong fall; an upset or purl
can be (uk|dialect) a circle made by the motion of a fluid; an eddy; a ripple or purl
can be (archaic) ale or beer spiced with wormwood or other bitter herbs, regarded as a tonic or purl
can be (uk|dialect) a tern.
As a verb purl is
to decorate with fringe or embroidered edge or purl
can be (archaic) to upset, to spin, capsize, fall heavily, fall headlong or purl
can be to flow with a murmuring sound in swirls and eddies.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Etymology uncertain; apparently related to Scots and dialect pirl ("twist, ripple, whirl, spin"), and possibly to Older Scots pyrl ("thrust or poke at"). Compare Venetian pirlo , an embellishment where the woven threads are twisted together. May be unrelated to purfle, though the meanings are similar.
A particular stitch in knitting; an inversion of stitches giving the work a ribbed or waved appearance.
The edge of lace trimmed with loops.
An embroidered and puckered border; a hem or fringe, often of gold or silver twist; also, a pleat or fold, as of a band.
* Sir Philip Sidney
- A triumphant chariot made of carnation velvet, enriched with purl and pearl.
To decorate with fringe or embroidered edge
(knitting) an inverted stitch producing ribbing etc
- Needlework purled with gold.
- Knit one, purl two.
a heavy or headlong fall; an upset.
(archaic) To upset, to spin, capsize, fall heavily, fall headlong.
- The huntsman was purled from his horse.
To flow with a murmuring sound in swirls and eddies.
* Alexander Pope
To rise in circles, ripples, or undulations; to curl; to mantle.
- Swift o'er the rolling pebbles, down the hills, / Louder and louder purl the falling rills.
- thin winding breath which purled up to the sky
(UK, dialect) A circle made by the motion of a fluid; an eddy; a ripple.
(UK, dialect) A gentle murmuring sound, such as that produced by the running of a liquid among obstructions.
- Whose stream an easy breath doth seem to blow, / Which on the sparkling gravel runs in purles , / As though the waves had been of silver curls.
- the purl of a brook
Possibly from the pearl-like appearance caused by bubbles on the surface of the liquid.
(archaic) Ale or beer spiced with wormwood or other bitter herbs, regarded as a tonic.
* The Spectator , number 88
(archaic) Hot beer mixed with gin, sugar, and spices.
- A double mug of purle .
* Charles Dickens
- Drank a glass of purl to recover appetite.
- Drinking hot purl , and smoking pipes.