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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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(Olsen 1978, 51) Olsen observed the way the "thwarted lives" of Davis's characters--Hugh Wolfe, the puddler who has an artist's soul and creates sculptures from the refuse of the iron works, and Deb, his cousin, a hunchback who longs for Hugh's love--are reflections of Rebecca Harding's own desire to become a serious artist in a world that has almost no place for a thirty-year-old unmarried woman, even a woman from a family with money and status.
To gain your own memories, pick puddlers from pockets of secret small waters near you.
Illustrating her point with a photographic plate of Belgian sculptor Constantin Meunier's Puddler adorned with bold red arrows indicating the price tag that employers had attached to the eyes, arms, legs, and fingers of the Pittsburgh steel workers, Eastman made abundantly clear the commodifying impact of the common law;(142) in her view, the only difference between workmen's compensation and the common law of work accidents was that the common law established shockingly stingy prices.(143)
It is certainly true that the substitution of steel for iron weakened the position of the puddler and his union.
Deb, for example, doesn't drink; Hugh, the ignorant puddler, carves statues; Mitchell identifies Hugh as the artist, yet remains aloof; the narrator grows up in this house, yet has somehow escaped its degradation.
However, the period immediately following the 1870 strike was marked by significant turnover, especially of the skilled but exigent puddlers, no longer of such value to the firm as it converted to steel production.
for instance, for puddlers in New York or carpenters in Ohio."(13) These surveys, generally of straight-time hourly wage rates, have been collected for a changing group of occupations and industries ever since.
Chasing puddlers as a youth in eastern Washington, pintails were always the trophy bird that would never decoy unless there was a storm.
As the focal point on Puddlers Corner roundabout on the A692 at Front Street and Genesis Way in Consett the PS45,000 artwork will act as a gateway to the former steel town.
The raiders made off with more than 900 metres of stainless steel wire from the landmark Puddlers Bridge in Pentrebach, in Merthyr Tydfil.