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raddle1

[rad-l] /ˈræd l/
verb (used with object), raddled, raddling.
1.
to interweave; wattle.
Origin of raddle1
1665-1675
1665-75; v. use of raddle lath < Anglo-French reidele pole, rail of a cart (Old French redelle; compare French ridelle)

raddle2

[rad-l] /ˈræd l/
noun
1.
verb (used with object), raddled, raddling.
2.
3.
to color coarsely.
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Examples from the Web for raddled
Historical Examples
  • I don't grow old any more than you do inside, in spite of my raddled, kippered face, and bones sticking out like hat-pegs.

    Dodo Wonders E. F. Benson
  • A whole discreditable past seemed to emerge from that one word "raddled."

    The Invader Margaret L. Woods
  • She had on a different hat, and the earlier hour showed him the shining of her eyes above the raddled cheeks.

    The Lovely Lady Mary Austin
  • A hand-basin, the water in it raddled with rouge, stood on the table behind her, and a white china jug of fresh water beside it.

    The Black Opal Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • They carried white thigh-bones like clubs, and shell ornaments jangled on their raddled throats and ankles.

    West Of The Sun Edgar Pangborn
  • What could that girl, he asked himself, have in common with the raddled woman she addressed so respectfully?

    At the Villa Rose A. E. W. Mason
British Dictionary definitions for raddled

raddled

/ˈrædəld/
adjective
1.
(esp of a person) unkempt or run-down in appearance
Word Origin
C17: from raddle²

raddle1

/ˈrædəl/
verb
1.
(transitive) 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

/ˈrædəl/
verb
1.
(transitive) (mainly Brit) to paint (the face) with rouge
noun, verb
2.
another word for ruddle
Word Origin
C16: variant of ruddle
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