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Definition of Ruddleman
1. [n RUDDLEMEN]
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Literary usage of Ruddleman
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1. Leicestershire Words, Phrases, and Proverbs by Arthur Benoni Evans (1881)
"ruddleman, sb., var. of ... qv "Besmeared like a ruddleman."—An. Mel., 3, 2, 2, 2. Ruff, sb., var. pron. of ' roof.' Rum, adj. strange; eccentric; ..."
2. A Hand-book of Proverbs: Comprising an Entire Republication of Ray's by Henry George Bohn, John Ray (1888)
"Ruddle ruddleman, 219. Rue an' thyme grow baith in ae garden, 254. Rule lust, temper the tongue, and bridle the belly, 18. ..."
3. Thomas Hardy's Dorset by Robert Thurston Hopkins (1922)
"... coffin while the drivers caroused in an inn; the strange scene where Wildeve, " the Rousseau of Egdon," and the travelling ruddleman dice for Mrs ..."