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 Purkinge’s Figures.Pur’lieu (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Purler (A).
 
A cropper, or heavy fall from one’s horse in a steeplechase or in the hunting-field (probably allied to hurl and whirl).   1
        “Seraph’s white horse … cleared it, but falling with a mighty crash, gave him a purler on the opposite side.”—Ouida: Under Two Flags, chap. vi.
 


 Purkinge’s Figures.Pur’lieu (2 syl.). 

 
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