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(rŭd′l) also red·dle (rĕd′l) or rad·dle (răd′l)
Red ocherous iron ore, used in dyeing and marking.
tr.v. rud·dled, rud·dling, rud·dles also red·dled or red·dling or red·dles or rad·dled or rad·dling or rad·dles
To dye or mark with or as if with red ocher: ruddle sheep.

[Probably diminutive of rud, red, from Middle English rudde, from Old English rudu; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.ruddles - the common European annual marigoldruddles - the common European annual marigold
calendula - any of numerous chiefly annual herbs of the genus Calendula widely cultivated for their yellow or orange flowers; often used for medicinal and culinary purposes
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'I expect a letter from the solicitor respecting that mortgage of Ruddle's.
"Your worship," replied Sancho, "had better mark it with ruddle, like the inscriptions on the walls of class rooms, that those who see it may see it plain."
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RM Water Services, operating from office in Wakefield, has been launched by Ruddle Merz, a commercial property business rates specialist which was formed in 1996 by Tony Ruddle, former chairman of Ruddles Brewery.
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lSide-stepping claims he misled Scottish Tory leader David McLetchie and the SNP's Roseanna Cunningham that there were no other Ruddles in the pipeline - when two other killers in Carstairs had lodged appeals.