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purl

verb

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as in swirl, eddy

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The first known use of purl was in the 14th century

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24 Feb 2020

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“Purl.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/purl. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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