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raddled

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj raddled showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering "looking careworn as she bent over her mending","her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness","that raddled but still noble face","shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens"
    • adj raddled used until no longer useful "battered trumpets and raddled radios","worn-out shoes with flapping soles"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • raddled Drunk; fuddled.
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Usage

In literature:

Mr. Raddle, ma'am; Mrs. Cluppins, ma'am; Mrs. Raddle, ma'am.
"The Pickwick Papers" by Charles Dickens
But since the white people came the blue bag has put yellow out of fashion, and raddle is used for the red.
"The Euahlayi Tribe" by K. Langloh Parker
Outside them and through them ran raddled sheep bleating their fear.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
What could that girl, he asked himself, have in common with the raddled woman she addressed so respectfully?
"At the Villa Rose" by A. E. W. Mason
But I mind the day when I would 'a' raddled his bones with my quarterstaff.
"The Yeoman Adventurer" by George W. Gough
Oh, fol-de-rol, de raddle rol.
"The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair" by Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA 'Quondam')
Raddled 'em up with a long stick on purpose to get me stung to death, he did, as is a massy I warn't.
"Quicksilver" by George Manville Fenn
That Denyse female," continued the veteran lawyer, "is a raddled old polecat.
"Little Miss Grouch" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
There is a removable loom attachment which when first shown to me was called a raddle.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
She was clearly Mrs. Raddle's friend and neighbour.
"Pickwickian Studies" by Percy Fitzgerald
We know that she was sister to Mrs. Raddle, who lived far away in Southwark, and was the landlady of Mr. Sawyer.
"Bardell v. Pickwick" by Percy Fitzgerald
A few old women, dressed in their best, oiled from head to foot, and plastered with raddle, received the skulls into their laps.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead" by James George Frazer
You're everlastingly raddled, Dave.
"Menotah" by Ernest G. Henham
Corporal raddled my bones terrible when I fought and bit, fearin' they'd find your message hid in my smock.
"Dramatic Technique" by George Pierce Baker
Perhaps I don't want my lads to come in till I've raddled my cheeks!
"Starvecrow Farm" by Stanley J. Weyman
His whole broad face was darkly flushed, the red skin raddled with a thousand lines.
"Wilderness of Spring" by Edgar Pangborn
I don't grow old any more than you do inside, in spite of my raddled, kippered face, and bones sticking out like hat-pegs.
"Dodo Wonders" by E. F. Benson
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