ruddle

5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ruddle \Rud"dle\, verb (used with an object) To raddle or twist. [Obs.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ruddle \Rud"dle\, noun A riddle or sieve. [Obs.] --Holland.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ruddle \Rud"dle\, noun [See {Rud}; cf. {Reddle}.] (Min.) A species of red earth colored by iron sesquioxide; red ocher.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ruddle \Rud"dle\, verb (used with an object) To mark with ruddle; to raddle; to rouge. "Their ruddled cheeks." --Thackeray.

A fair sheep newly ruddled. --Lady M. W. Montagu.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ruddle

noun

1: a red iron ore used in dyeing and marking [syn: {ruddle}, {reddle}, {raddle}]

verb

1: twist or braid together, interlace [syn: {raddle}, {ruddle}]

2: redden as if with a red ocher color


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