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any of numerous crabs that live along the shoreline between the tidemarks, as Hemigrapsus nudus (purple shore crab) of the Pacific coast of North America.
noun 1. (def 1).
- Purple wire
jargon, hardware Wire installed by IBM Field Engineers to work around problems discovered during testing or debugging. These are called “purple wires” even when (as is frequently the case) they are yellow. Compare blue wire, yellow wire, and red wire. (1995-04-11)
[pur-plish] /ˈpɜr plɪʃ/ adjective 1. of or having a somewhat hue. adj. 1560s, from purple (n.) + -ish.
[verb per-pawrt, -pohrt, pur-pawrt, -pohrt; noun pur-pawrt, -pohrt] /verb pərˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt, ˈpɜr pɔrt, -poʊrt; noun ˈpɜr pɔrt, -poʊrt/ verb (used with object) 1. to present, especially deliberately, the appearance of being; profess or claim, often falsely: a document purporting to be official. 2. to convey to the mind as the meaning or thing intended; express […]