Riddled
Riddle Rid"dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Riddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Riddling}.] 1. To separate, as grain from the chaff, with a riddle; to pass through a riddle; as, riddle wheat; to riddle coal or gravel. [1913 Webster]

2. To perforate so as to make like a riddle; to make many holes in; as, a house riddled with shot. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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