Pronunciation: (pûr'ful), [key]
—v., -fled, -fling,
1. to finish with an ornamental border.
2. to decorate (a shrine or tabernacle) with architectural forms in miniature.
Also called pur'fling. an ornamental border, as the inlaid border near the outer edge of the table and back of a stringed instrument.
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