Puddled
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). [1913 Webster]

Some unhatched practice . . . Hath puddled his clear spirit. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{Puddled steel}, steel made directly from cast iron by a modification of the puddling process. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Puddled steel — 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). [1913 Webster] Some unhatched practice . . . Hath puddled his clear spirit. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Puddled steel — Steel Steel (st[=e]l), n. [AS. st[=e]l, st[=y]l, st[=y]le; akin to D. staal, G. stahl, OHG. stahal, Icel. st[=a]l, Dan. staal, Sw. st[*a]l, Old Prussian stakla.] 1. (Metal) A variety of iron intermediate in composition and properties between… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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). [1913 Webster] Some unhatched practice . . . Hath puddled his clear spirit. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (a) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Puddling — 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). [1913 Webster] Some unhatched practice . . . Hath puddled his clear spirit. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Puddling (metallurgy) — Puddling was an Industrial Revolution means of making iron and steel. In the original puddling technique, molten iron in a reverberatory furnace was stirred with rods, which were consumed in the process. Later, it was also used to produce a good… …   Wikipedia

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