Puddled steel, steel made directly from cast iron by a modification of the puddling process.

(Pud"dle), v. i. To make a dirty stir. [Obs.] R. Junius.

(Pud"dle-ball`) n. The lump of pasty wrought iron as taken from the puddling furnace to be hammered or rolled.

(Pud"dle-bar") n. An iron bar made at a single heat from a puddle-ball hammering and rolling.

(Pud"dler) n. One who converts cast iron into wrought iron by the process of 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. (b) Puddle. See Puddle, n., 2.

2. (Metal.) The art or process of converting cast iron into wrought iron or steel by subjecting it to intense heat and frequent stirring in a reverberatory furnace in the presence of oxidizing substances, by which it is freed from a portion of its carbon and other impurities.

Puddling furnace, a reverberatory furnace in which cast iron is converted into wrought iron or into steel by puddling.

(Pud"dly) a. Consisting of, or resembling, puddles; muddy; foul. "Thick puddly water." Carew.

(Pud"dock) n. [For paddock, or parrock, a park.] A small inclosure. [Written also purrock.] [Prov. Eng.]

(Pu"den*cy) n. [L. pudens, p. pr. of pudere to be ashamed.] Modesty; shamefacedness. "A pudency so rosy." Shak.

(||Pu*den"da) n. pl. [L., from pudendus that of which one ought to be ashamed, fr. pudere to be ashamed.] (Anat.) The external organs of generation.

(Pu*den"dal) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the pudenda, or pudendum.

(||Pu*den"dum) n. [NL. See Pudenda.] (Anat.) The external organs of generation, especially of the female; the vulva.

(Pudg"y) a. Short and fat or sturdy; dumpy; podgy; as, a short, pudgy little man; a pudgy little hand. Thackeray.

(Pu"dic) a. [L. pudicus modest, fr. pudere to be ashamed: cf. F. pudique.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.

(Pu"dic*al) a. (Anat.) Pudic.

(Pu*dic"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. pudicité, L. pudicitia.] Modesty; chastity. Howell.

(Pu"du) n. (Zoöl.) A very small deer native of the Chilian Andes. It has simple spikelike antlers, only two or three inches long.

3. To subject to the process of puddling, as iron, so as to convert it from the condition of cast iron to that of wrought iron. Ure.

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