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pur·fle

 (pûr′fəl)
tr.v. pur·fled, pur·fling, pur·fles
To finish or decorate the border or edge of.

[Middle English purfilen, from Old French porfiler, from Vulgar Latin *prōfīlāre : Latin prō-, forth; see pro-1 + Latin fīlum, thread; see gwhī- in Indo-European roots.]

purfle

(ˈpɜːfəl)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a ruffled or curved ornamental band, as on clothing, furniture, etc
2. (Art Terms) a ruffled or curved ornamental band, as on clothing, furniture, etc
vb
3. (Clothing & Fashion) (tr) to decorate with such a band or bands
4. (Art Terms) (tr) to decorate with such a band or bands
[C14: from Old French purfiler to decorate with a border, from filer to spin, from fil thread, from Latin fīlum]

pur•fle

(ˈpɜr fəl)

v. -fled, -fling,
n. v.t.
1. to finish with an ornamental border.
n.
2. Also called pur′fling. an ornamental border, as an inlaid border on a stringed instrument.
[1275–1325; Middle English purfilen < Middle French porfiler to make or adorn a border =por- pro-1 + filer to spin, derivative of fil thread < Latin fīlum. compare profile]
pur′fler, n.

purfle


Past participle: purfled
Gerund: purfling

Imperative
purfle
purfle
Present
I purfle
you purfle
he/she/it purfles
we purfle
you purfle
they purfle
Preterite
I purfled
you purfled
he/she/it purfled
we purfled
you purfled
they purfled
Present Continuous
I am purfling
you are purfling
he/she/it is purfling
we are purfling
you are purfling
they are purfling
Present Perfect
I have purfled
you have purfled
he/she/it has purfled
we have purfled
you have purfled
they have purfled
Past Continuous
I was purfling
you were purfling
he/she/it was purfling
we were purfling
you were purfling
they were purfling
Past Perfect
I had purfled
you had purfled
he/she/it had purfled
we had purfled
you had purfled
they had purfled
Future
I will purfle
you will purfle
he/she/it will purfle
we will purfle
you will purfle
they will purfle
Future Perfect
I will have purfled
you will have purfled
he/she/it will have purfled
we will have purfled
you will have purfled
they will have purfled
Future Continuous
I will be purfling
you will be purfling
he/she/it will be purfling
we will be purfling
you will be purfling
they will be purfling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been purfling
you have been purfling
he/she/it has been purfling
we have been purfling
you have been purfling
they have been purfling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been purfling
you will have been purfling
he/she/it will have been purfling
we will have been purfling
you will have been purfling
they will have been purfling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been purfling
you had been purfling
he/she/it had been purfling
we had been purfling
you had been purfling
they had been purfling
Conditional
I would purfle
you would purfle
he/she/it would purfle
we would purfle
you would purfle
they would purfle
Past Conditional
I would have purfled
you would have purfled
he/she/it would have purfled
we would have purfled
you would have purfled
they would have purfled
References in periodicals archive ?
Pourfill" is an obscure term rarely used in English, but it does appear in a 1610 tract on heraldry to describe "the outward Tract, Purfle, or shadow of a thing.
Among the painstaking parts of the process are installing the miters, ornamental purfles, inlays and finish work.