Purflew

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Purflew (Her) A border of any heraldic fur.
    • Purflew A hem, border., or trimming, as of embroidered work.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Purflew a border of embroidery:
    • ns Purflew (her.) a bordure of ermines, furs, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. pourfiler—L. pro, before, filum, a thread.

Usage

In literature:

The 4th son a bordure purflewe, argent and azure.
"The Curiosities of Heraldry" by Mark Antony Lower
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