Buddle
Buddle \Bud"dle\, v. i. (Mining) To wash ore in a buddle. [1913 Webster]

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  • Buddle — Bud dle, n. [Prov. E., to cleanse ore, also a vessel for this purpose; cf. G. butteln to shake.] (Mining) An apparatus, especially an inclined trough or vat, in which stamped ore is concentrated by subjecting it to the action of running water so… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buddle — [bud′ l, bood′ l] n. [< ?] Mining a shallow, inclined trough used to wash or sluice crushed ore …   English World dictionary

  • buddle — buddler, n. /bud l, bood l/, n., v., buddled, buddling. Mining. n. 1. a shallow trough in which metalliferous ore is separated from gangue by means of running water. v.t. 2. to wash (ore) in a buddle. [1525 35; of uncert. orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • buddle — 1. noun /ˈbəd.əl/ An apparatus on which crushed ore is washed. 2. verb /ˈbəd.əl/ To use a buddle …   Wiktionary

  • buddle — /ˈbʌdl/ (say budl) Mining –noun 1. circular device in which finely divided ore, in water, is delivered from a central point and flows gently to the perimeter; the heaviest and coarsest particles bed down, while the lightest overflow. –verb (t) 2 …   Australian English dictionary

  • buddle —   n. sloping trough, etc., for washing crushed ore; v.t. wash on a buddle …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • buddle — I. ˈbu̇dəl, ˈbüd , ˈbəd noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown dialect England : corn marigold II. ˈbədəl, ˈbu̇d noun ( s) Etym …   Useful english dictionary

  • Buddle — This is an unusual name of English origin it is a dialectual variant of a locational name Beadnall from a place so called in Northumberland. The original spelling of this village recorded in the Pipe Rolls of Northumberland in 1161 was Bedehal… …   Surnames reference

  • buddle — noun a shallow container in which ore is washed. Origin C16: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • buddle — bud·dle …   English syllables

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