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- FWIW the first 100 hits at citations:pearl]]), though pearl there may very well refer to a color.—msh210℠ (talk) 16:34, 28 July 2010 (UTC) include none relevant. The first ten hits (Google wouldn't let me see more, thinking I was sending automated queries (!)) at include one possible one (by Sobin, which I've added to [[
- One of our definitions for purl is "the edge of lace trimmed with loops"; a glance at 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)