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1An ornamental border, typically one inlaid on the back or belly of a violin.
- 1.1archaic An ornamental or embroidered edge of a garment.
verb[WITH OBJECT]often as noun purfling
Decorate (something) with an ornamental border.
Middle English (as a verb): from Old French porfil (noun), porfiler (verb), based on Latin pro forward + filum thread.
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