crudle
Curdle Cur"dle (k[^u]r"d'l), v. i. [From {Curd}.] [Sometimes written {crudle} and {cruddle}.] 1. To change into curd; to coagulate; as, rennet causes milk to curdle. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

2. To thicken; to congeal. [1913 Webster]

Then Mary could feel her heart's blood curdle cold. --Southey. [1913 Webster]


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  • Crudle — Cru dle ( d l), v. i. See {Cruddle}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crudle — ˈkrədəl, ru̇d verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: freq. of crud (II) dialect : curdle * * * crudle obs. f. curdle, croodle …   Useful english dictionary

  • crudle — cru·dle …   English syllables

  • jenny-crudle —  a wren. S …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • croodle — croo dle (kr[=oo] d l), v. i. [Cf. {Cruddle}, {Crudle}.] 1. To cower or cuddle together, as from fear or cold; to lie close and snug together, as pigs in straw. [Prov. Eng.] Wright. Forby. [1913 Webster] A dove to fly home to her nest and croodle …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cruddle — Curdle Cur dle (k[^u]r d l), v. i. [From {Curd}.] [Sometimes written {crudle} and {cruddle}.] 1. To change into curd; to coagulate; as, rennet causes milk to curdle. Thomson. [1913 Webster] 2. To thicken; to congeal. [1913 Webster] Then Mary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curdle — Cur dle (k[^u]r d l), v. i. [From {Curd}.] [Sometimes written {crudle} and {cruddle}.] 1. To change into curd; to coagulate; as, rennet causes milk to curdle. Thomson. [1913 Webster] 2. To thicken; to congeal. [1913 Webster] Then Mary could feel… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curdle — (v.) 1630s (earlier crudle, 1580s), to thicken, cause to congeal, frequentative of curd (v.) to make into curd (late 14c.; see CURD (Cf. curd)). Of blood, in figurative sense to inspire horror from c.1600. Related: Curdled (1590); curdling… …   Etymology dictionary

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