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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PUDDLING

Punchings and drillings are also treated by the process known as puddling.

I couldn't think of puddling around in a little bit of water.

The buffaloes are puddling up the soil before the seed is planted.

Puddling had been invented, but not successfully used before.

You been puddling aqua vitae, dang my buttons an you bean't.

The puddling furnace has a working door on a level with a man's stomach.

The hard muscles that the puddling furnace put there saved my life.

The iron wrought from it requires no puddling, and, converted into steel, it cuts like a diamond.

With puddling, as with watering, the surface soil should be left loose and soft without traces of the puddling below.

It should also be nearly free from sulphur, because of the great difficulty of removing this element in the puddling process.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "small pool of dirty water," frequentative or diminutive of Old English pudd "ditch," related to German pudeln "to splash in water" (cf. poodle). Originally used of pools and ponds as well.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.