puddle


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Puddle \Pud"dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Puddled; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Puddling.]
   1. To make foul or muddy; to pollute with dirt; to mix dirt
      with (water).
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            Some unhatched practice . . .
            Hath puddled his clear spirit.        --Shak.
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   2.
      (a) To make dense or close, as clay or loam, by working
          when wet, so as to render impervious to water.
      (b) To make impervious to liquids by means of puddle; to
          apply puddle to.
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   3. 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. --Ure.
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   Puddled steel, steel made directly from cast iron by a
      modification of the puddling process.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Puddle \Pud"dle\, n. [OE. podel; cf. LG. pudel, Ir. & Gael. plod
   pool.]
   1. A small quantity of dirty standing water; a muddy plash; a
      small pool. --Spenser.
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   2. Clay, or a mixture of clay and sand, kneaded or worked,
      when wet, to render it impervious to water.
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   Puddle poet, a low or worthless poet. [R.] --Fuller.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Puddle \Pud"dle\, v. i.
   To make a dirty stir. [Obs.] --R. Junius.
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