from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of ruddle.
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- n. Red ochre
- v. To redden.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Red chalk. See under chalk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An earthy variety of hematite iron ore. It is fine-grained, and sufficiently compact to be cut into strips, which are used for various purposes, as for marking sheep and drawing on board. This material is found in several localities in England, and much more rarely in the United States, where it is generally called red chalk.
- n. A name applied by workmen to red-lead with oil when used to smear a surface which is being scraped to a fit.
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- n. a red iron ore used in dyeing and marking
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