Talk:pearl

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Rfv-sense: A fringe or border. --Cannot find evidence. --Hekaheka 06:01, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

FWIW the first 100 hits at google books:"the pearl of her|his" -intitle:pearl include none relevant. The first ten hits (Google wouldn't let me see more, thinking I was sending automated queries (!)) at google books:"pearl of * skirt|dress|clothes|clothing" -intitle:pearl include one possible one (by Sobin, which I've added to [[citations:pearl]]), though pearl there may very well refer to a color.​—msh210 (talk) 16:34, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
One of our definitions for purl is "the edge of lace trimmed with loops"; a glance at google books:"pearl edge" is enough to confirm that pearl shares this sense. Webster's 1913 has a broader definition for what I believe to be the same sense: "An embroidered and puckered border; a hem or fringe, often of gold or silver twist; also, a pleat or fold, as of a band." It would not at all surprise me if this broader definition works for pearl as well. In any case, I think that's what the contributor was getting at. —RuakhTALK 01:12, 31 July 2010 (UTC)
Looks like passed. --Hekaheka 09:14, 9 January 2011 (UTC)