A little travelling clock ticked purringly
at her elbow, and a log broke in two and sent up a shower of sparks.
His enigmatic nature, gleaming green eyes, shock of jet black fur, lithe ability to jump onto tables and cupboards with apparently no effort, his curiosity for anything that moves and his purringly
obvious love of human contact, have made him a delightful addition to the house since we found him as a dying, abandoned, flea-ridden kitten one Hallowe'en.
For Z, Zizi (personal name, see OED purringly
); zezew (a zither-like string instrument of eastern and central Africa, OED); peziziform (OED Peziza) and many others."
Marie makes even the disgusting seem beautiful to Pecola, who witnesses her belching "softly, purringly
, lovingly" (49).