It is altogether likely that the word which we pronounce puddle was familiar to Mater Anser's dialect as poddle.
The door opened, and I heard Mrs. poddle say, 'This way, gentlemen!
What she wrote was: He stepped in a poddle up to his noddle.
It lies in the Liberty, and opens upon that classic precinct called 'The poddle.'
I 've a back room looks out on the poddle, for two shillings a week, furnished.