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 for Purl stitch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Purl \Purl\, n.
     1. An embroidered and puckered border; a hem or fringe, often
        of gold or silver twist; also, a pleat or fold, as of a
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              A triumphant chariot made of carnation velvet,
              enriched withpurl and pearl.          --Sir P.
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     2. An inversion of stitches in knitting, which gives to the
        work a ribbed or waved appearance.
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     Purl stitch. Same as Purl, n., 2.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stitch \Stitch\, n. [OE. stiche, AS. stice a pricking, akin to
     stician to prick. See Stick, v. i.]
     1. A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of
        the thread thus made.
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     2. A single turn of the thread round a needle in knitting; a
        link, or loop, of yarn; as, to let down, or drop, a
        stitch; to take up a stitch.
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     3. [Cf. OE. sticche, stecche, stucche, a piece, AS. stycce.
        Cf. Stock.] A space of work taken up, or gone over, in a
        single pass of the needle; hence, by extension, any space
        passed over; distance.
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              You have gone a good stitch.          --Bunyan.
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              In Syria the husbandmen go lightly over with their
              plow, and take no deep stitch in making their
              furrows.                              --Holland.
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     4. A local sharp pain; an acute pain, like the piercing of a
        needle; as, a stitch in the side.
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              He was taken with a cold and with stitches, which
              was, indeed, a pleurisy.              --Bp. Burnet.
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     5. A contortion, or twist. [Obs.]
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              If you talk,
              Or pull your face into a stitch again,
              I shall be angry.                     --Marston.
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     6. Any least part of a fabric or dress; as, to wet every
        stitch of clothes. [Colloq.]
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     7. A furrow. --Chapman.
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     8. An arrangement of stitches, or method of stitching in some
        particular way or style; as, cross-stitch; herringbone
        stitch, etc.
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     Chain stitch, Lock stitch. See in the Vocabulary.
     Pearl stitch, or Purl stitch. See 2nd Purl, 2.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  purl stitch
      n 1: a basic knitting stitch [syn: purl, purl stitch]
      v 1: make with purl stitches

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