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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Dans une culture dans laquelle les percussions peuvent purler, il n'est pas surprenant qu'un modele musical comble une lacune dans le concept (europeen) de ce que pourrait etre une langue.
Bless The Wings, twice second in the Irish National, took a purler of a fall in the cross-country race this time, before being pulled up in bottomless ground at Fairyhouse 12 days before Aintree.
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.
Mind you, the successful applicant for this 'purler' of a part - and there's sure to be stiff competition - has to be able to knit.
Each race had four riders, none of whom had fancy footwear or anything to protect them from a knock if they came a purler. That mattered little, though, compared with the thrill of the race, the excitement of going as fast as they could, and the desire to win - and of course, the hope of one day moving up to motorcycle speedway.
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"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.