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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Puddle \Pud"dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Puddled; p. pr. & vb. n. Puddling.] 1. To make foul or muddy; to pollute with dirt; to mix dirt with (water). [1913 Webster] Some unhatched practice . . . Hath puddled his clear spirit. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (a) To make dense or close, as clay or loam, by working when wet, so as to render impervious to water. (b) To make impervious to liquids by means of puddle; to apply puddle to. [1913 Webster] 3. To subject to the process of puddling, as iron, so as to convert it from the condition of cast iron to that of wrought iron. --Ure. [1913 Webster] Puddled steel, steel made directly from cast iron by a modification of the puddling process. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Puddling \Pud"dling\, n. 1. (Hydraul. Engin.) (a) The process of working clay, loam, pulverized ore, etc., with water, to render it compact, or impervious to liquids; also, the process of rendering anything impervious to liquids by means of puddled material. (b) Puddle. See Puddle, n., 2. [1913 Webster] 2. (Metal.) The art or process of converting cast iron into wrought iron or steel by subjecting it to intense heat and frequent stirring in a reverberatory furnace in the presence of oxidizing substances, by which it is freed from a portion of its carbon and other impurities. [1913 Webster] Puddling furnace, a reverberatory furnace in which cast iron is converted into wrought iron or into steel by puddling. [1913 Webster]




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