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Webster 1913 Edition


Ruddle

Rud′dle

,
Verb.
T.
To raddle or twist.
[Obs.]

Rud′dle

,
Noun.
A riddle or sieve.
[Obs.]
Holland.

Rud′dle

,
Noun.
[See
Rud
; cf.
Reddle
.]
(Min.)
A species of red earth colored by iron sesquioxide; red ocher.

Rud′dle

,
Verb.
T.
To mark with ruddle; to raddle; to rouge.
“Their ruddled cheeks.”
Thackeray.
A fair sheep newly
ruddled
.
Lady M. W. Montagu.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ruddle

RUD'DLE

, n.
The name of a species of chalk or red earth, colored by iron.

Definition 2022


ruddle

ruddle

English

Noun

ruddle (uncountable)

  1. A form of red ochre sometimes used to mark sheep
Synonyms
Derived terms

Verb

ruddle (third-person singular simple present ruddles, present participle ruddling, simple past and past participle ruddled)

  1. To mark something with red ochre.
  2. To raddle or twist.
Synonyms

References

  • OED 2nd edition 1989
  1. http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/168489#eid24746278

Etymology 2

Noun

ruddle (plural ruddles)

  1. A riddle or sieve.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)