Definition of Purlieus

1. Noun. (plural of purlieu) ¹



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Definition of Purlieus

1. purlieu [n] - See also: purlieu

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purlieus

puritanizing
puritans
purities
purity
purity rings
purl
purl stitch
purled
purler
purlers
purlicue
purlicued
purlicues
purlieu
purlieus (current term)
purlieux
purlin
purline
purlines
purling
purlings
purlins
purloin
purloined
purloiner
purloiners
purloining
purloinment
purloinments

Literary usage of Purlieus

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1. Traditions of Edinburgh by Robert Chambers (1825)
"... balance on their own side at Sir William Forbes's and write themselves lairds of certain tenements in the labyrinthine purlieus or closes behind them, ..."

2. A Treatise on the Game Laws, and on Fisheries: With an Appendix, Containing by Joseph Chitty (1812)
"The averment as to forests, chases, and purlieus, is not lrem- made necessary by the act, for the words " where deer arc No such usually kept" extend only ..."

3. The New York of the Novelists by Arthur Bartlett Maurice (1917)
"CHAPTER VII purlieus of Greenwich Village—The Pie Houses of "The Man Hunt"—West Tenth Street. ... purlieus ..."

4. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1843)
"... is less likely to have imitators than one who frequents the purlieus of St. James' Street; while a picture of Eastern manners, when faithfully drawn, ..."

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