Definition of Puddling

1. n. The process of working clay, loam, pulverized ore, etc., with water, to render it compact, or impervious to liquids; also, the process of rendering anything impervious to liquids by means of puddled material.

Definition of Puddling

1. Noun. The action of making a puddle. ¹

2. Noun. (context: canal engineering) The act of lining a canal with puddle to make it watertight. ¹

3. Noun. (metallurgy historical) The first true industrial process to produce steel from pig iron. ¹

4. Noun. A group of mallards (ducks). ¹

5. Verb. (present participle of puddle) ¹

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Definition of Puddling

1. the process of converting pig iron to wrought iron [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Puddling

puddle ball
puddle bar
puddle bars
puddle jumper
puddle jumpers
puddling (current term)
pudendal artery
pudendal block
pudendal cleavage
pudendal cleft

Literary usage of Puddling

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"According to Petin (Лит. /. and S. Inst., 1874, 143) the fuel consumption with the Pernot hearth as compared with the ordinary puddling furnace is ..."

2. Materials of Construction by Harry E. Pulver (1922)
"The Materials for the Wet-puddling Process.—Practically all of the wrought iron manufactured at the present time is made from pig iron and various kinds of ..."

3. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1893)
"NOTES ON puddling IEON. BY JOHN HEAD, FGS, M. INST. CE Is the year 1868 the late Sir William Siemens read a paper before the British Association on puddling ..."

4. The Manufacture of Iron, in All Its Various Branches: Including a by Frederick Overman (1854)
"puddling and boiling differ mainly in the method of bringing the iron to nature ... The description we have given of boiling and puddling applies only to ..."

5. Appletons' Cyclopædia of Applied Mechanics: A Dictionary of Mechanical by Appleton, firm, publishers, New York (1880)
"In regard to the economy of fuel of this furnace, it \з stated that the puddling of ordinary white Ougree iron, which required with an ordinary furnace 9(10 ..."

6. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1880)
"But the large capital invested in puddling calls for a careful consideration of the question whether the time has certainly arrived when the puddling ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"puddling Furnace* into rough So-lb balls, each like a sponge of metallic iron particles with its pores filled with the still molten cinder. ..."

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