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- n. Two very narrow strips of black wood enclosing a lighter-coloured strip of wood set close to the edge of the top and back of a string instrument such as a violin, cello or a guitar, following its outline. Double, painted-on and decorative patterns of purfling are also found.
- v. Present participle of purfle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Ornamentation on the border of a thing; specifically, the inlaid border of a musical instrument, as a violin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ornamental border, generally composed of ebony and maple or sycamore, inlaid in the edges of violins and similar instruments.
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