Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The coarser part of anything, as grain or ashes, which is left in the riddle after sifting; siftings; screenings.

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Examples

  • These first riddles can come from anywhere, but "- he nodded gravely toward the book -" based on Jake's story of the bookstore, the answer we really need should be in there, not in any memories I have of Fair-Day riddlings.

    Wizard and Glass

  • The fact of the matter is that these gentlemen come, and put up at the hotels and pot-shops, where they meet all the loafers and bad characters in the country, whom they take to be specimens of the best class of colonists, whom they describe accordingly as the "riddlings of society."

    Cetywayo and his White Neighbours Remarks on Recent Events in Zululand, Natal, and the Transvaal

  • If anyone had chances this youth had them, and now his ambition is to bet half-crowns with the riddlings of Creation.

    The Chequers Being the Natural History of a Public-House, Set Forth in a Loafer's Diary

  • Many believe he became a myth in his own lifetime for his "mythic riddlings".

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Then when she had kindled it, not allowing me any time to ask what she was after, she went outside, and pointed to the great bock of wash, and riddlings, and brown hulkage (for we ground our own corn always), and though she knew that Bill Dadds and Jem Slocombe had full work to carry it on a pole (with another to help to sling it), she said to me as quietly as a maiden might ask one to carry a glove, ‘Jan Ridd, carr thic thing for me.’

    Lorna Doone

  • Then when she had kindled it, not allowing me any time to ask what she was after, she went outside, and pointed to the great bock of wash, and riddlings, and brown hulkage (for we ground our own corn always), and though she knew that Bill Dadds and Jem Slocombe had full work to carry it on a pole (with another to help to sling it), she said to me as quietly as a maiden might ask one to carry a glove, 'Jan Ridd, carr thic thing for me.'

    Lorna Doone; a Romance of Exmoor

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