Definition of Purpy

1. purslane [n PURPIES] - See also: purslane



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purpy

purpurates
purpure
purpureal
purpureo-
purpureocobalt
purpureocobaltic
purpures
purpuric
purpuric acid
purpurin
purpurine
purpurins
purpurite
purpurogenous
purpuroxanthin
purpy (current term)
purr
purre
purred
purree
purrer
purrers
purres
purring
purringly
purrings
purrs
purs
purse
purse-proud

Literary usage of Purpy

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1. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott (1827)
"... cabbages, leeks, and water purpy. As I have some idea that I am writing too well to be understood, I humble myself to ordinary language, and aver, ..."

2. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1886)
"PURCHASE, ». (1) Booty. (2) Leverage ; a fulcrum. purpy, (I) adj. Surly; proud. £09/. (2) ». A thickset fellow. North. ..."

3. Schliemann's Excavations: An Archaeological and Historical Study by Karl Schuchardt (1891)
"It is obvious that the big wooden buttresses of the walls could not fully serve their purpy.se unless they were connected at the top by horizontal beams ..."

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