puddling

puddling
puddling [pud′liŋ, pud′'l iŋ]
n.
[< PUDDLE]
1. the process of working clay, etc. into a puddle
2. the process of making wrought iron from pig iron by heating and stirring it in the presence of oxidizing agents

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  • Puddling — Pud dling, n. 1. (Hydraul. Engin.) (a) The process of working clay, loam, pulverized ore, etc., with water, to render it compact, or impervious to liquids; also, the process of rendering anything impervious to liquids by means of puddled material …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Puddling — Puddle Pud dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Puddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Puddling}.] 1. To make foul or muddy; to pollute with dirt; to mix dirt with (water). [1913 Webster] Some unhatched practice . . . Hath puddled his clear spirit. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puddling — /pud ling/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that puddles. 2. Metall. the act or process of melting pig iron in a reverberatory furnace (puddling furnace) and converting it into wrought iron. 3. the act or method of making puddle. 4. puddle… …   Universalium

  • Puddling (metallurgy) — Puddling was an Industrial Revolution means of making iron and steel. In the original puddling technique, molten iron in a reverberatory furnace was stirred with rods, which were consumed in the process. Later, it was also used to produce a good… …   Wikipedia

  • Puddling furnace — Puddling Pud dling, n. 1. (Hydraul. Engin.) (a) The process of working clay, loam, pulverized ore, etc., with water, to render it compact, or impervious to liquids; also, the process of rendering anything impervious to liquids by means of puddled …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Puddling (engineering) — Puddle is a watertight (low hydraulic conductivity) material based on clay used in building and maintaining canals or reservoirs. Puddling is the process of lining the channel with puddle.Clay or heavy loam is chopped with a spade and mixed into… …   Wikipedia

  • puddling tub — /ˈpʌdlɪŋ tʌb/ (say pudling tub) noun Mining the vessel in which earth is puddled. Also, puddling box …  

  • puddling furnace — noun : a small reverberatory furnace in which iron is puddled * * * puddling furnace, a furnace for converting pig iron into wrought iron …   Useful english dictionary

  • puddling — noun Date: 1839 the process of converting pig iron into wrought iron or rarely steel by subjecting it to heat and frequent stirring in a furnace in the presence of oxidizing substances …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Puddling — Das Puddelverfahren ist ein Verfahren zur Herstellung von Stahl aus Roheisen. Im Puddelverfahren erzeugtes schmiedbares Eisen heißt auch Schmiedeeisen, wenn dieses Material härtbar ist, heißt es auch Schmiedestahl. Erfunden hat das… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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