1) To decorate the borders of a garment, as with gold or silver thread.

1388 la goune oue [avec] la perfulyng du mesme et la lynure del chaperon xxijs, Calverley

1532 To Isabell Harbatill a blacke gowne purfilled with shankes, Seacroft

1558 to my doughter Anne ... a gowne purfeld with veluett and wide sleues ... to Jennett Gaston ... a gowne vnpurfelde, Pontefract.

dates 1388 1532 1558

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