Ladle wood
Ladle La"dle, n. [AS. hl[ae]del, fr. hladan to load, drain. See {Lade}, v. t.] 1. A cuplike spoon, often of large size, with a long handle, used in lading or dipping. [1913 Webster]

When the materials of glass have been kept long in fusion, the mixture casts up the superfluous salt, which the workmen take off with ladles. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

2. (Founding) A vessel to carry liquid metal from the furnace to the mold. [1913 Webster]

3. The float of a mill wheel; -- called also {ladle board}. [1913 Webster]

4. (Gun.) (a) An instrument for drawing the charge of a cannon. (b) A ring, with a handle or handles fitted to it, for carrying shot. [1913 Webster]

{Ladle wood} (Bot.), the wood of a South African tree ({Cassine Colpoon}), used for carving. [1913 Webster]


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