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ladle


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ladle  \La"dle\,  n.  [AS.  hl[ae]del,  fr  hladan  to  load,  drain. 
  See  {Lade},  v.  t.] 
  1.  A  cuplike  spoon,  often  of  large  size,  with  a  long  handle, 
  used  in  lading  or  dipping. 
 
  When  the  materials  of  glass  have  been  kept  long  in 
  fusion,  the  mixture  casts  up  the  superfluous  salt, 
  which  the  workmen  take  off  with  ladles.  --Boyle. 
 
  2.  (Founding)  A  vessel  to  carry  liquid  metal  from  the  furnace 
  to  the  mold. 
 
  3.  The  float  of  a  mill  wheel;  --  called  also  {ladle  board}. 
 
  4.  (Gun.) 
  a  An  instrument  for  drawing  the  charge  of  a  cannon. 
  b  A  ring,  with  a  handle  or  handles  fitted  to  it  for 
  carrying  shot. 
 
  {Ladle  wood}  (Bot.),  the  wood  of  a  South  African  tree 
  ({Cassine  Colpoon}),  used  for  carving. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ladle  \La"dle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ladled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Ladling}.] 
  To  take  up  and  convey  in  a  ladle;  to  dip  with  or  as  with  a 
  ladle;  as  to  ladle  out  soup;  to  ladle  oatmeal  into  a  kettle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ladle 
  n  :  a  spoon-shaped  vessel  with  a  long  handle;  used  to  transfer 
  liquids 
  v  :  remove  with  or  as  if  with  a  ladle;  of  liquids  [syn:  {lade}, 
  {laden}] 




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