It must be borne in mind that puddling for this purpose did not come into use until the end of the 18th Century.
I couldn't think of puddling around in a little bit of water.
Fragments of the ball or bloom fall round about the cylinders; which are afterwards added to the puddling charge.
The buffaloes are puddling up the soil before the seed is planted.
You been puddling aqua vitae, dang my buttons an you bean't.
puddling had been invented, but not successfully used before.
Of late years a mode has been discovered of rendering cast iron malleable, without subjecting it to the action of puddling.
The hard muscles that the puddling furnace put there saved my life.
The metal is worked with a rabble, either to cool it or to get the slag to incorporate with it, as is done in puddling.
With puddling, as with watering, the surface soil should be left loose and soft without traces of the puddling below.
early 14c., "small pool of dirty water," frequentative or diminutive of Old English pudd "ditch," related to German pudeln "to splash in water" (cf. poodle). Originally used of pools and ponds as well.
"to dabble in water, poke in mud," mid-15c., from puddle (n.); extended sense in iron manufacture is "turn and stir (molten iron) in a furnace." Related: Puddled; puddling.