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puddle

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

[pəd·əl]
(engineering)
To apply water in order to settle loose dirt.
(metallurgy)
A batch of molten iron within the puddling furnace.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.