Rad"dle (?), n. [Cf. G. rader, radel, sieve, or perhaps E. reed.]

1.

A long, flexible stick, rod, or branch, which is interwoven with others, between upright posts or stakes, in making a kind of hedge or fence.

2.

A hedge or fence made with raddles; -- called also raddle hedge.

Todd.

3.

An instrument consisting of a woodmen bar, with a row of upright pegs set in it, used by domestic weavers to keep the warp of a proper width, and prevent tangling when it is wound upon the beam of the loom.

 

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Rad"dle, v. t.

To interweave or twist together.

Raddling or working it up like basket work. De Foe.

 

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Rad"dle, n. [Cf. Ruddle.]

A red pigment used in marking sheep, and in some mechanical processes; ruddle.

"A ruddle of rouge."

Thackeray.

 

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Rad"dle, v. t.

To mark or paint with, or as with, raddle

. "Whitened and raddled old women."

Thackeray.

 

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