Ruddle
Ruddle \Rud"dle\, v. t. To raddle or twist. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Ruddle — Rud dle, v. t. To mark with ruddle; to raddle; to rouge. Their ruddled cheeks. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] A fair sheep newly ruddled. Lady M. W. Montagu. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ruddle — Rud dle, n. A riddle or sieve. [Obs.] Holland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ruddle — Rud dle, n. [See {Rud}; cf. {Reddle}.] (Min.) A species of red earth colored by iron sesquioxide; red ocher. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ruddle — [rud′ l] n. [< dial. rud, red ocher < ME rude: see RUDD] RED OCHER vt. ruddled, ruddling 1. to color or mark with red ocher, esp. to mark sheep thus 2. to cause to flush; redden …   English World dictionary

  • Ruddle — This interesting surname, with variant spelling Ruddell, is of English locational origin from either of two places. Firstly, it may be from a place called Rudhall in Gloucester which derives its name from the old English pre 7th Century personal… …   Surnames reference

  • ruddle — /rud l/, n., v., ruddled, ruddling. n. 1. a red variety of ocher, used for marking sheep, coloring, etc. v.t. 2. to mark or color with ruddle. Also, raddle, reddle. [1530 40; dial. rud (see RUDD) + LE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ruddle — rud•dle [[t]ˈrʌd l[/t]] n. v. dled, dling 1) a red variety of ocher, used for marking sheep, coloring, etc 2) to mark or color with ruddle • Etymology: 1530–40; dial. rud (see rudd) + le …   From formal English to slang

  • ruddle — n. & v. n. a red ochre, esp. of a kind used for marking sheep. v.tr. mark or colour with or as with ruddle. Etymology: rel. to obs. rud: see RUDD …   Useful english dictionary

  • ruddle — I. noun Etymology: diminutive of rud red ocher Date: 1538 red ocher II. transitive verb (ruddled; ruddling) Date: 1718 to color with or as if with red ocher ; redden …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ruddle — 1. noun A form of red ochre sometimes used to mark sheep Syn: raddle, reddle 2. verb To mark something with red ochre Syn …   Wiktionary

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