Purprise

Pur"prise

(?), n. [OF. pourpris,fr. pourprendre to take away entirely; pour for + prendre to take.] A close or inclosure; the compass of a manor. Bacon.
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Pur"pu*ra

(?), n. [L., purple, purple fish: cf. F. purpura. See Purple.] 1. (Med.) A disease characterized by livid spots on the skin from extravasated blood, with loss of muscular strength, pain in the limbs, and mental dejection; the purples. Dunglison.
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2. (Zol.) A genus of marine gastropods, usually having a rough and thick shell. Some species yield a purple dye.
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