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Noun: purfling
  1. Ornamentation on the border of a thing; specifically, the inlaid border of a musical instrument, as a violin
Verb: purfle  pur-ful
  1. To decorate with a wrought or flowered border; to embroider; to ornament with metallic threads; as, to purfle with blue and white
  2. To ornament with a bordure of ermines, furs, and the like; also, with gold studs or mountings

Derived forms: purflings

Encyclopedia: Purfling