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n.
An earthy oxide of manganese, or mixture of different oxides and water, with some oxide of iron, and often silica, alumina, lime, or baryta; black ocher. There are several varieties.
n.
Plumbago, or black lead.
n.
A wad, or the materials for wads; any pliable substance of which wads may be made.
n.
Any soft stuff of loose texture, used for stuffing or padding garments; esp., sheets of carded cotton prepared for the purpose.
imp. & p. p.
of Waddle
p. pr. & vb. n.
of Waddle
v. i.
To walk with short steps, swaying the body from one side to the other, like a duck or very fat person; to move clumsily and totteringly along; to toddle; to stumble; as, a child waddles when he begins to walk; a goose waddles.
v. t.
To trample or tread down, as high grass, by walking through it.
n.
One who, or that which, waddles.
adv.
In a waddling manner.
n.
Woad.
imp. & p. p.
of Wade
p. pr. & vb. n.
of Wade
v. i.
To go; to move forward.
v. i.
To walk in a substance that yields to the feet; to move, sinking at each step, as in water, mud, sand, etc.
v. i.
Hence, to move with difficulty or labor; to proceed /lowly among objects or circumstances that constantly /inder or embarrass; as, to wade through a dull book.
v. t.
To pass or cross by wading; as, he waded /he rivers and swamps.
n.
The act of wading.
n.
One who, or that which, wades.
n.
Any long-legged bird that wades in the water in search of food, especially any species of limicoline or grallatorial birds; -- called also wading bird. See Illust. g, under Aves.

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