ruddle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v ruddle redden as if with a red ocher color
    • v ruddle twist or braid together, interlace
    • n ruddle a red iron ore used in dyeing and marking
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ruddle A riddle or sieve.
    • n Ruddle (Min) A species of red earth colored by iron sesquioxide; red ocher.
    • v. t Ruddle To mark with ruddle; to raddle; to rouge. "Their ruddled cheeks.""A fair sheep newly ruddled ."
    • v. t Ruddle To raddle or twist.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ruddle Same as reddle.
    • n ruddle Ruddiness; redness.
    • ruddle To mark with ruddle.
    • n ruddle A dialectal variant of riddle.
    • ruddle To sift together; mix as through a sieve.
    • ruddle To raddle; interweave; crossplait, as twigs or split sticks in making latticework or wattles.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Ruddle to sift together: to mix, as through a sieve
    • v.t Ruddle rud′l to interweave: to cross-plait, as in making lattice-work.
    • n Ruddle rud′l a species of red earth, red ochre:
    • v.t Ruddle to mark with ruddle—also Radd′le, Redd′le
    • n Ruddle rud′l (obs.) ruddiness
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Rud; cf. Reddle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rudu, redness—reád, red.

Usage

In literature:

She is a shameless baggage if ever there was one; and ruddled to the eyes, as I can see from here.
"The Castle Inn" by Stanley John Weyman
Girty and his great Indian army retired toward Ruddle's and Martin's Stations, on a circuitous route, toward Lower Blue Licks.
"Life & Times of Col. Daniel Boone" by Cecil B. Hartley
Jud turn'd rahnd an gurned at th' frunt o' th' show wi' his faace aw ruddle.
"English Dialects From the Eighth Century to the Present Day" by Walter W. Skeat
However, Ruddles will do the best he can for you, and it certainly is possible that you may creep through.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
The pock-marked rascal is lying quiet on the ruddled bricks at the foot of the stairs.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
Even to-day those ruddled drawings can set a spell.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
Martin's station, like Ruddle's, was incapable of offering any available opposition.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
Lemnian earth, ruddle, and very many minerals do this, and yet they are fatuously said to attract.
"On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth" by William Gilbert of Colchester
Now, then, write away: Mr Jabez Rowle, Ruddle and Lister.
"The Story of Antony Grace" by George Manville Fenn
The stone, of a red colour, was probably of a material impregnated with the red called "ruddle," a colour never to be washed out.
"The Cries of London" by John Thomas Smith
And then you watch John Ruddle at the job and see the whole secret of the art reveal itself.
"Leaves in the Wind" by A. G. Gardiner
Every one of these ruddled workers, slouching with his dog at his heels to see something of the fight, was a true unit of his race.
"The Croxley Master: A Great Tale Of The Prize Ring" by Arthur Conan Doyle
They daub their bodies with a red earth, like the ruddle used in England for marking sheep.
"Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836" by Robert FitzRoy
Ruddles's station on the Licking was first menaced, and surrendered quickly.
"Historic Highways of America (Vol. 6)" by Archer Butler Hulbert
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In poetry:

I see the stubble's sheen,
The mist and ruddled leaves,
Here where the new Spring's green
For her first rain-drops grieves.
Here beechen leaves drift red
Last week in England dead.
"A Lyke-Wake Carol" by Arthur Shearly Cripps

In news:

Articles by Jerry Ruddle .
Ruddle , who was 31, had a big distinctive laugh and a plan.
A Dentistry Today Exclusive Interview with Dr Clifford J Ruddle .
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