[buhd-l, boo d-l]Mining.
- a shallow trough in which metalliferous ore is separated from gangue by means of running water.
- to wash (ore) in a buddle.
Origin of buddle
First recorded in 1525–35; of uncertain origin
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Examples from the Web for buddle
What about 'im puttin' his money on that 'oss as won the Buddle Stakes?All Men are Ghosts
L. P. Jacks
It was treated by grinding in mills and concentrating upon a sort of buddle.
The lower end of the buddle is obstructed by a board, which is not as high as the sides.
The old houses around the Buddle are of dark and mysterious aspect.Wanderings in Wessex
The water is made turbid by this stirring, and carries the mud and sand and small particles of metal into the buddle below.
- a sloping trough in which ore is washed
- (tr) to wash (ore) in a buddle
C16: of unknown origin
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