raddle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v raddle mark or paint with raddle
    • v raddle twist or braid together, interlace
    • n raddle a red iron ore used in dyeing and marking
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Raddle A hedge or fence made with raddles; -- called also raddle hedge.
    • Raddle A long, flexible stick, rod, or branch, which is interwoven with others, between upright posts or stakes, in making a kind of hedge or fence.
    • n Raddle răd"d'l A red pigment used in marking sheep, and in some mechanical processes; ruddle. "A raddle of rouge."
    • Raddle An instrument consisting of a wooden bar, with a row of upright pegs set in it, used by domestic weavers to keep the warp of a proper width, and prevent tangling when it is wound upon the beam of the loom.
    • v. t Raddle răd"d'l To interweave or twist together. "Raddling or working it up like basket work."
    • v. t Raddle To mark or paint with, or as with, raddle. "Whitened and raddled old women."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n raddle A hurdle.
    • n raddle plural Small wood or sticks split like laths to bind a wall for the plastering it over with loam or mortar.
    • n raddle A piece of wood interwoven with others between stakes to form a fence.
    • n raddle A hedge formed by interweaving the shoots and branches of trees or shrubs.
    • n raddle A wooden bar with a row of upright pegs, employed by domestic weavers in some places to keep the warp of a proper width, and to prevent it from becoming entangled when it is wound upon the beam.
    • n raddle In metal-working, a rabble.
    • raddle To weave; interweave; wind together; wattle.
    • raddle To “baste”; beat.
    • n raddle Same as reddle.
    • n raddle A layer of red pigment.
    • raddle To paint with or as if with raddle; color coarsely, as with rouge.
    • raddle To get over (work) in a careless, slovenly manner.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Raddle rad′l to interweave: to beat
    • n Raddle a hedge formed by interweaving the branches of trees: a hurdle: split wood like laths: a wooden bar used in domestic weaving
    • n Raddle rad′l a layer of red pigment—also Redd′le
    • v.t Raddle to colour coarsely, as with raddle: to do work in a slovenly way
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. G. räder, rädel, sieve, or perhaps E. reed,

Usage

In literature:

Mr. Raddle, ma'am; Mrs. Cluppins, ma'am; Mrs. Raddle, ma'am.
"The Pickwick Papers" by Charles Dickens
But since the white people came the blue bag has put yellow out of fashion, and raddle is used for the red.
"The Euahlayi Tribe" by K. Langloh Parker
Outside them and through them ran raddled sheep bleating their fear.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
What could that girl, he asked himself, have in common with the raddled woman she addressed so respectfully?
"At the Villa Rose" by A. E. W. Mason
But I mind the day when I would 'a' raddled his bones with my quarterstaff.
"The Yeoman Adventurer" by George W. Gough
Oh, fol-de-rol, de raddle rol.
"The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair" by Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA 'Quondam')
Raddled 'em up with a long stick on purpose to get me stung to death, he did, as is a massy I warn't.
"Quicksilver" by George Manville Fenn
That Denyse female," continued the veteran lawyer, "is a raddled old polecat.
"Little Miss Grouch" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
There is a removable loom attachment which when first shown to me was called a raddle.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
She was clearly Mrs. Raddle's friend and neighbour.
"Pickwickian Studies" by Percy Fitzgerald
We know that she was sister to Mrs. Raddle, who lived far away in Southwark, and was the landlady of Mr. Sawyer.
"Bardell v. Pickwick" by Percy Fitzgerald
A few old women, dressed in their best, oiled from head to foot, and plastered with raddle, received the skulls into their laps.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead" by James George Frazer
You're everlastingly raddled, Dave.
"Menotah" by Ernest G. Henham
Corporal raddled my bones terrible when I fought and bit, fearin' they'd find your message hid in my smock.
"Dramatic Technique" by George Pierce Baker
Perhaps I don't want my lads to come in till I've raddled my cheeks!
"Starvecrow Farm" by Stanley J. Weyman
His whole broad face was darkly flushed, the red skin raddled with a thousand lines.
"Wilderness of Spring" by Edgar Pangborn
I don't grow old any more than you do inside, in spite of my raddled, kippered face, and bones sticking out like hat-pegs.
"Dodo Wonders" by E. F. Benson
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