purl

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purl

1. a curling movement of water; eddy
2. a murmuring sound, as of a shallow stream

purl

[pərl]
(hydrology)
A swirling or eddying stream or rill, moving swiftly around obstructions.

PURL

(Persistent URL) A URL that points to another URL. PURLs are used when document pages are expected to be moved to different locations from time to time. The PURL is maintained as the official URL for that resource, and when that PURL is requested, a PURL server redirects the browser to the actual current URL. See also Perl.