(Rad) obs. imp. & p. p. of Read, Rede. Spenser.
(Rad"de) obs. imp. of Read, Rede. Chaucer.
(Rad"dle) n. [Cf. G. räder, rädel, sieve, or perhaps E. reed.]
1. A long, flexible stick, rod, or branch, which is interwoven with others, between upright posts or stakes,
in making a kind of hedge or fence.
2. A hedge or fence made with raddles; called also raddle hedge. Todd.
3. An instrument consisting of a wooden bar, with a row of upright pegs set in it, used by domestic weavers
to keep the warp of a proper width, and prevent tangling when it is wound upon the beam of the loom.
(Rad"dle), v. t. To interweave or twist together.
Raddling or working it up like basket work.De Foe.
(Rad"dle), n. [Cf. Ruddle.] A red pigment used in marking sheep, and in some mechanical
processes; ruddle. "A raddle of rouge." Thackeray.
(Rad"dle), v. t. To mark or paint with, or as with, raddle. "Whitened and raddled old women."
(Rad"dock) n. (Zoöl.) The ruddock. [Prov. Eng.]
(Rade) n. A raid. [Scot.]
(||Ra`deau") n. [F.] A float; a raft.
Three vessels under sail, and one at anchor, above Split Rock, and behind it the radeau Thunderer.W.