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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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This problem has been eliminated, and maintenance personnel no longer have to mop up puddles around the presses.
It was passed playable but the large puddles around the ground suggested that he had called it wrong.
During the growing season, water often enough to keep plants from drying out, but not so often that water puddles around the plants.
As they absorb heat, they melt the surface of the ice and there are little puddles around them" where microorganisms can live, he says.