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

  Purl \Purl\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Purled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Purling.] [Cf. Sw. porla, and E. pur to murmur as a cat.]
     1. To run swiftly round, as a small stream flowing among
        stones or other obstructions; to eddy; also, to make a
        murmuring sound, as water does in running over or through
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              Swift o'er the rolling pebbles, down the hills,
              Louder and louder purl the falling rills. --Pope.
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     2. [Perh. fr. F. perler to pearl, to bead. See Pearl, v. &
        n.] To rise in circles, ripples, or undulations; to curl;
        to mantle.
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              thin winding breath which purled up to the sky.
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