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purl

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

[pərl]
(hydrology)
A swirling or eddying stream or rill, moving swiftly around obstructions.
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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.
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Purling was barely alive when he was found and delivered to an orphanage in Saigon, given a Vietnamese name by the facility's director, and placed in a second orphanage run by World Vision (the New Life Babies Home).
In 1973, an Australian minister and his wife, David and Judith Purling, adopted him.
At the age of 5, Purling displayed keen musical talent by mimicking the material his eldest sister was practicing at the piano.
``My jazz studies teacher gave me a cassette tape with some different jazz pianists like Monty Alexander, George Shearing and Oscar Peterson, and I just loved the sound of it,'' Purling says.
A multifaceted performer, Purling played trumpet and percussion instruments as well as piano.
At the same time, Purling was developing an acting career.
In 1992, Purling earned a bachelor's degree in jazz studies at the University of Adelaide.
Purling turned down an offer to teach at the University of Adelaide when he was given a performing arts residency in Vietnam by Asialink, a Melbourne-based university and governmental ambassadorship program.
After Vietnam, Purling toured in Europe, where he performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival.
The next year, Purling was back in Las Vegas, then Australia, then New York City, when he was appointed musical director and conductor for the 2000-01 tour of ``Footloose: The Musical.''
Since 2002, Purling has been pianist and musical director of the "Miss Saigon" tour.