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puddle

Rowing the patch of eddying water left by the blade of an oar after completion of a stroke

puddle

[pəd·əl]
(engineering)
To apply water in order to settle loose dirt.
(metallurgy)
A batch of molten iron within the puddling furnace.

puddle

To compact loose soil by first soaking it and then permitting it to dry.

puddle, clay puddle, puddling

Clay to which a little water has been added and which then has been tempered, to make it homogeneous and to increase its plasticity; used to prevent the passage of water.
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Soil puddling is generally regarded as beneficial for rice production; however, it is likely to result in adverse soil conditions for dry season crops when the puddled layer dries out after the rice season (Pasaribu and McIntosh 1985).
This paper describes a method to quantify puddling intensity and reports on the effect of puddling on soil dispersion and hydraulic conductivity/percolation rates as well as changes in soil physical properties during drying of the puddled layer.
However, it is possible that increased puddling may be needed on permeable, well-structured, or coarse-textured soils, such as the loam in this case, to maintain soft soil suitable for easy root proliferation within the puddled layer.
The higher yield on highly puddled soil was probably due to reduced growth earlier in the season that left relatively more water available during the generative phase.
95) that an apron curtain falls just below the window sill, while a puddled style pools slightly on the floor.