Raddle
Raddle Rad"dle (r[a^]d"d'l), n. [Cf. G. r["a]der, r["a]del, sieve, or perhaps E. reed.] 1. A long, flexible stick, rod, or branch, which is interwoven with others, between upright posts or stakes, in making a kind of hedge or fence. [1913 Webster]

2. A hedge or fence made with raddles; -- called also {raddle hedge}. --Todd. [1913 Webster]

3. An instrument consisting of a wooden bar, with a row of upright pegs set in it, used by domestic weavers to keep the warp of a proper width, and prevent tangling when it is wound upon the beam of the loom. [1913 Webster]


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  • Raddle — Rad dle (r[a^]d d l), n. [Cf. {Ruddle}.] A red pigment used in marking sheep, and in some mechanical processes; ruddle. A raddle of rouge. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Raddle — Rad dle, v. t. To mark or paint with, or as with, raddle. Whitened and raddled old women. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • raddle — raddle1 [rad′ l] vt. raddled, raddling [< dial. raddle, a slender rod interwoven in a fence < Anglo Fr reidele, cart rail, stout pole < OFr ridelle < MHG reidel, cudgel] INTERWEAVE (sense 1) raddle2 [rad′ l] n., vt. raddled, raddling… …   English World dictionary

  • Raddle — Rad dle (r[a^]d d l), v. t. To interweave or twist together. [1913 Webster] Raddling or working it up like basket work. De Foe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • raddle — /ˈrædl/ (say radl) noun 1. a red variety of ochre, used especially to mark sheep for identification. 2. a coloured mark, as one made with raddle, placed upon sheep for identification or to indicate a badly shorn sheep. –verb (t) (raddled,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • raddle — I. noun Etymology: Middle English radel, from diminutive of rad , red red Date: 14th century red ocher II. transitive verb (raddled; raddling) Date: 1631 to mark or paint with raddle III. transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • raddle — raddle1 /rad l/, v.t., raddled, raddling. to interweave; wattle. [1665 75; v. use of raddle lath < AF reidele pole, rail of a cart (OF redelle; cf. F ridelle)] raddle2 /rad l/, n., v., raddled, raddling. n …   Universalium

  • raddle — 1. noun /ˈrædəl/ A red ochre. Syn: reddle, ruddle 2. verb /ˈrædəl/ To mark with raddle; to daub something red. Syn: reddle, r …   Wiktionary

  • raddle — Mawdesley Glossary 1. to weave with willows as in basket making. 2. red or rose colour, to colour by rubbing with small stones obtained from a stream. 3. to beat, awl raddle thi boouns …   English dialects glossary

  • raddle — I rad•dle [[t]ˈræd l[/t]] v. t. dled, dling to interweave; wattle • Etymology: 1665–75; v. use of raddle lath < AF reidele pole, rail (OF redelle; cf. F ridelle) II rad•dle [[t]ˈræd l[/t]] n. ruddle …   From formal English to slang

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