surfel

Surfel

Sur"fel\, Surfle \Sur"fle\, v. t. [Cf. Sulphur.] To wash, as the face, with a cosmetic water, said by some to be prepared from the sulphur. [Obs.]

She shall no oftener powder her hair, [or] surfel her cheeks, . . . but she shall as often gaze on my picture. --Ford.
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