purler


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purler

(ˈpɜːlə)
n
informal a headlong or spectacular fall (esp in the phrase come a purler)

purler

(ˈpɜːlə)
n
slang Austral something outstanding in its class
[of unknown origin]
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purler

[ˈpɜːləʳ] N to come a purlercaer pesadamente, caer aparatosamente (fig) → fracasar estrepitosamente, darse un batacazo
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It was a real purler and told me the time's right to step him up now.
King took a heavy purler into the second bend fence in Heat 11 and was duly excluded for his efforts but thankfully walked back to the pits.
Each race had four riders, none of whom had fancy footwear or anything to protect them from a knock if they came a purler.
Bellamy set up the first two goals and scored a purler of a fourth goal," he said.
PURLER Dons ace Tommy Wright with knitters at Pittodrie CROSS-STITCH Organiser Margaret Stewart, left, and knitter Vera Rigby
I take a purler a few times as the ski shop gave me really fast skis.
Matthew Hoggard bowled Michael Vandort with another inswinging purler - and that made the opening partnership aggregate 23 for six in the series.
After Mark Wagh had fallen early, bowled by a purler from Jimmy Ormond, and Nick Knight was caught at slip the pair embarked on an intelligent stand, although Bell was dropped by Nayan Doshi off his own bowling when he had made 69.
Deportivo La Coruna striker Tristan's tackle on Beckham, shown in all its horrible grandeur on Uefa Champions League Highlights (ITV1), was, as such things go, a purler.
Favourite-backers new their fate at an early stage when Cuthill Hope (11-10) took a purler at the second fence.
gravity interceptor along Dardenne Creek; and $,1,124,000 to Purler, Cannon & Schulte for 18- to 30-in.