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Purler (A)

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A cropper, or heavy fall from one’s horse in a steeplechase or in the hunting-field (probably allied to hurl and whirl).

“Seraph’s white horse … cleared it, but falling with a mighty crash, gave him a purler on the opposite side.”—Ouida: Under Two Flags, chap. vi.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Punic Faith
Punish a Bottle (To)
Punjab [five rivers]
Pup
Purbeck (Dorsetshire)
Purgatory
Puritani (I)
Puritans
Purkinge’s Figures
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Purlieu
Purple (blue and red)
Purple (Promotion to the)
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Pursy, Pursiness
Pururavas and Urvasi
Puseyite
Puss
Puss in Boots [Le Chat Botté]
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