puddle

Definitions

  • Puddling furnace
    Puddling furnace
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v puddle eliminate urine "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
    • v puddle mix up or confuse "He muddled the issues"
    • v puddle make a puddle by splashing water
    • v puddle make into a puddle "puddled mire"
    • v puddle mess around, as in a liquid or paste "The children are having fun puddling in paint"
    • v puddle work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud
    • v puddle dip into mud before planting "puddle young plants"
    • v puddle subject to puddling or form by puddling "puddle iron"
    • v puddle wade or dabble in a puddle "The ducks and geese puddled in the backyard"
    • n puddle something resembling a pool of liquid "he stood in a pool of light","his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines"
    • n puddle a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid "there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain","the body lay in a pool of blood"
    • n puddle a mixture of wet clay and sand that can be used to line a pond and that is impervious to water when dry
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Puddle A small quantity of dirty standing water; a muddy plash; a small pool.
    • Puddle Clay, or a mixture of clay and sand, kneaded or worked, when wet, to render it impervious to water.
    • v. i Puddle To make a dirty stir.
    • Puddle To make dense or close, as clay or loam, by working when wet, so as to render impervious to water.
    • Puddle To make foul or muddy; to pollute with dirt; to mix dirt with (water). "Some unhatched practice . . . Hath puddled his clear spirit."
    • Puddle To make impervious to liquids by means of puddle; to apply puddle to.
    • Puddle To subject to the process of puddling, as iron, so as to convert it from the condition of cast iron to that of wrought iron.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n puddle A small pool of water, especially of dirty rain-water; a muddy plash.
    • n puddle Clay to which a little water has been added and which has then been tempered, so as to make it homogeneous and increase its plasticity. It is used in a great variety of ways when a watertight stopping is required. It is also called puddling.
    • puddle To make foul or muddy; stir up the mud or sediment in; hence, to befoul in a figurative sense.
    • puddle To work puddle into; render water-tight by means of puddle. See puddle, n., 2.
    • puddle To convert (pig-iron) into wrought-iron by stirring while subjected to intense heat, in order to expel the oxygen and carbon. See puddling, n., 2.
    • puddle To make a stir, as in a pool.
    • n puddle A pudgy, ill-shaped, awkward person.
    • n puddle A mixture of soil or mold and water forming thin mud, in which the roots of young trees are dipped to retard drying out during transplanting.
    • puddle To dip (the roots of young trees) in puddle or thin mud.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Puddle pud′l an ill-shaped, awkward person.
    • n Puddle pud′l a small pool of muddy water: a mixture of clay and sand
    • v.t Puddle to make muddy: to stir up mud: to make water-tight by means of clay: to convert into bar or wrought iron
    • v.i Puddle to make a dirty stir
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Quotations

  • Alexander Smith
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    “A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. podel,; cf. LG. pudel, Ir. & Gael. plod, pool

Usage

In literature:

The hat in mourning for Poole found its place in a puddle.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862" by Various
Our horses picked their way most carefully over the stones and water puddles.
"The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912" by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
The water made puddles in it.
"Dere Mable" by Edward Streeter
I could 'a mopped up the puddles with 'im if I'd wanted.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 101, September 26, 1891" by Various
The water coursed down the underside of the boards, and dripped in our necks and formed puddles on our hat-brims.
"In the Catskills" by John Burroughs
The street below was one vast puddle.
"Helmet of Navarre" by Bertha Runkle
Turn therefore Naples to a puddle: with a civil Much promising face, and well oiled, play the court devil.
"The Age of Shakespeare" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Near one of these muddy puddles, I succeeded that day in shooting down a little straight-horned desert gazelle.
"Atlantida" by Pierre Benoit
The next process is "boiling," which is a modification of "puddling," and is generally used in the best iron-works in this country.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 11, No. 22, January, 1873" by Various
But I do not love to rake long in a puddle.
"The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660" by David Masson
Drinking, when riding; from muddy puddles.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
Down he fell into the puddle, and in a moment his chance of victory had disappeared.
"The Children's Hour, Volume 3 (of 10)" by Various
The affair made a splash in the social puddle, and the commotion spread outside of it.
"The Younger Set" by Robert W. Chambers
I have had it put to rights by puddling and damming.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
And who should be standing there but the man who owned the little puddle.
"Lulu, Alice and Jimmie Wibblewobble" by Howard R. Garis
She was excellent at a slop or a puddle, but she should not have meddled with a tempest.
"Notes and Queries, Number 57, November 30, 1850" by Various
This iron is puddled in modified rotating Danks furnaces containing a charge of a ton each.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XV., No. 388, June 9, 1883" by Various
I never saw it counted up, but I conclude that more children tumble into mud-puddles than into the ocean or Niagara Falls, for instance.
"The Last of the Peterkins" by Lucretia P. Hale
Turning to the left, Philip found two men near a waterhole hard at work puddling.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
As the flow line rises higher each season, the puddling will be continued to the top.
"The Water Supply of the El Paso and Southwestern Railway from Carrizozo to Santa Rosa, N. Mex." by J. L. Campbell
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In poetry:

But I leave you by where no man
Finds you, when I too be gone
From the puddles on this common
Over the dark Rubicon.
"To An Old Quill Of Lord Dunsany's" by Francis Ledwidge
Where rooks in thousands falling,
like charred pears from the skies,
drop down into puddles, bringing
cold grief to the depths of eyes.
"‘February. Take ink and weep,’" by Boris Pasternak
The Referee stood in a puddle
With a fire-guard round his head,
And the band was playing —to make him laugh —
" Cheer up, you'll soon be dead."!
"One Over The Eight (Football Score!)" by T W Connor
And the man . . . poor . . . poor!
He turns his eyes around, like
when patting calls us upon our shoulder;
he turns his crazed maddened eyes,
and all of life's experiences become stagnant, like a puddle of guilt, in a daze.
"Black Messengers (Translation of Los Heraldos Negros)" by Cesar Vallejo
I canna turn my back, atweel, to airn your faither's sark,
But if the door be left agee, ye slip oot to your wark,
An' stamp in a' the puddles, lauchin' as they jaup an' jow,
While a' the time the careless rain pelts doon upon your pow.
"The Paidlin' Wean" by Alexander Anderson
Thus did I by the water's brink
Another world beneath me think;
And while the lofty spacious skies
Reversèd there, abused mine eyes, I fancied other feet Came mine to touch or meet;
As by some puddle I did play
Another world within it lay.
"Shadows in the Water" by Thomas Traherne

In news:

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — South Texans may awaken to some puddles, but as a rainmaker Tropical Storm Don was a dud and its lingering showers are headed for Mexico.
Puddle of Mudd Frontman Enters Guilty Plea for Felony Cocaine Possession.
Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin has entered a guilty plea for his felony cocaine possession charge, reports E.
Puddle of Mudd Extended Interview.
This year, rock act Puddle of Mudd performs for its first time in the state.
The 6th Annual Jeanne Richie Memorial Puddle Jump will be held April 21 at Phoenix Park.
Puddle of Mudd new cover record.
Puddle Of Mudd will be hitting the road for some headlining dates in North America this fall in support of their new covers record REDISC)overed.
I went to the Shinedown/ Puddle of Mudd show last night at the Brown County Arena and had a BLAST.
Last week Toot and Puddle , stars of an animated series that airs on Nick Jr (based on Holly Hobbie's series of picture books with Little, Brown), were seen in train stations in Washington, DC, and New York City.
Tonight @ Miller Lite Oasis, Summerfest, 10 p.m. Puddle of Mudd.
Paul from Puddle of Mudd called in to talk about the Civil War, why his girlfirend doesn't laugh at his jokes, the rumors surrounding Puddle of Mudd, Supporting the Troops and the Carnival of Madness tour.
Wes Scantlin, lead singer for the band Puddle of Mudd, pleaded guilty to a charge of cocaine possession in Los Angeles and was sentenced to complete a drug counseling program.
Pacific Puddle Jumpers Will Party in Mexico and Panama.
Puddle Of Mudd Frontman Wes Scantlin Guilty Of Cocaine Charges.
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In science:

Indeed, such condensates are expected to form puddles in the minima of the potential, with nonzero boson hopping amplitudes between the puddles.
Excitations of the One Dimensional Bose-Einstein Condensates in a Random Potential
The 2DEG forms compressible puddles of size s (the distance between the dopants and the 2DEG), with incompressible strips separating them.
Hamiltonian Theory of Disorder at 1/3
Note that the structure of the puddles can be complex, involving Wigner crystallites, etc, but since the extended states lie in the incompressible strip, the detailed structure of the puddles is irrelevant for the extended states, which makes the self-consistent Born approximation plausible.
Hamiltonian Theory of Disorder at 1/3
Since the incident light has a wavelength ≈ 800nm ≫ l the coherent respose to the light comes from regions much bigger than the puddles.
Hamiltonian Theory of Disorder at 1/3
Within this isolated FQH puddle an integer number of electrons must reside, and thus only an even number of quasiparticles is permitted (actually, a multiple of 4, since e∗ = e/4).
"Wormhole" geometry for entrapping topologically-protected qubits in non-Abelian quantum Hall states and probing them with voltage and noise measurements
It was proposed that the transport occurs through tunneling between consecutive “charge puddles”, which are the areas with non-zero charge induced by external the disorder potential.
Electronic properties of mesoscopic graphene structures: charge confinement and control of spin and charge transport
The plot has the characteristic shape of overlapping noisy “Coulomb diamonds”, suggesting that the transport occurs through several “charge puddles” acting as quantum dots.
Electronic properties of mesoscopic graphene structures: charge confinement and control of spin and charge transport
The conventional wisdom is that these puddles are caused by external charged impurities (either located in the substrate, at the interface between the substrate and the graphene, or on top of the graphene) which have an electric field associated with them.
The compressibility of graphene
This idea has been used theoretically to predict the size and distribution of these puddles [22, 23, 24], and these studies agree qualitatively with the experimental measurements for both monolayer and bilayer graphenes.
The compressibility of graphene
Recently, another theory has been advanced which suggests that the scalar and vector potentials induced by corrugations in the graphene sheet may also cause puddles to form.
The compressibility of graphene
A phenomenological theory which accounts for puddles has been developed [27, 28] for incorporating the effects of disorder in calculations of M .
The compressibility of graphene
In conclusion, the effect of the puddles on M at low carrier density in bilayer graphene is an intricate quantitative question in which two main effects – the size of the layer asymmetry u, and the size of the density fluctuations – both play an important role.
The compressibility of graphene
They found variation on the order of tens of meV, and that the orientation of the asymmetry swapped between electron puddles and hole puddles.
The compressibility of graphene
This geometry induces a large degree of disorder from charged impurities and the dominant effects shown in these experiments are the broadening of features due to the puddle averaging described in Section 3.2.
The compressibility of graphene
Pinholes in the aperture plane vent the boiloff gas; a set of helium-cooled flares provide a bowl filled with a “puddle” of cold helium gas.
The Cosmic Microwave Background Spectrum
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