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raddle1

[rad-l]
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verb (used with object), rad·dled, rad·dling.
  1. to interweave; wattle.

Origin of raddle1

1665–75; v. use of raddle lath < Anglo-French reidele pole, rail of a cart (Old French redelle; compare French ridelle)

raddle2

[rad-l]
noun
  1. ruddle.
verb (used with object), rad·dled, rad·dling.
  1. ruddle.
  2. to color coarsely.
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Examples from the Web for raddle

Historical Examples

  • Mr. Raddle, ma'am; Mrs. Cluppins, ma'am; Mrs. Raddle, ma'am.'

    The Pickwick Papers

    Charles Dickens

  • Now go away, Raddle, there's a good soul, or you'll only aggravate her.'

    The Pickwick Papers

    Charles Dickens

  • Mrs. Raddle is one of that lower middle-class which Dickens knew so well, still she is not hateful or vile, or anything but droll.

    Side Lights

    James Runciman

  • We know that she was sister to Mrs. Raddle, who lived far away in Southwark, and was the landlady of Mr. Sawyer.

    Bardell v. Pickwick

    Percy Fitzgerald

  • All this, Mr. Raddle heard with great submission, and presently returned to the parlour in a most lamb-like manner.

    The Pickwick Papers

    Charles Dickens


British Dictionary definitions for raddle

raddle1

verb
  1. (tr) another word for interweave

Word Origin

C17: from obsolete noun sense of raddle meaning a rod, wattle, or lath, from Old French redalle a stick, pole; of obscure origin

raddle2

verb
  1. (tr) mainly British to paint (the face) with rouge
noun, verb
  1. another word for ruddle

Word Origin

C16: variant of ruddle
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