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buddle

[ buhd-l, bood-l ]

noun

  1. a shallow trough in which metalliferous ore is separated from gangue by means of running water.


verb (used with object)

, bud·dled, bud·dling.
  1. to wash (ore) in a buddle.

buddle

/ ˈbʌdəl /

noun

  1. a sloping trough in which ore is washed


verb

  1. tr to wash (ore) in a buddle

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Other Words From

  • buddler noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of buddle1

First recorded in 1525–35; of uncertain origin

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Word History and Origins

Origin of buddle1

C16: of unknown origin

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Example Sentences

In other situations, this washing is executed more economically by a machine called a buddle or dolly-tub by our miners.

There is a shaft in the Newcastle district, where 70 fathoms have been executed in this way, under the direction of Mr. Buddle.

The lamp of Davy was instantly tried and approved of by Mr. Buddle and the principal mining engineers of the Newcastle district.

Bats came out and flitted about the old houses by the Buddle river, and the night became the natural haunt of restless spirits.

When about eight years old he was put to manual labour, earning three-halfpence a day as a buddle-boy at a tin mine.

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