1) A type of sieve with coarse mesh, suited to a particular task.

1446 j whetridell, j bigridell, Durham

1563 on haver rydle, j wheit rydle, Knayton

1713 one weighbalk scales & riddle, Barnoldswick. They were used by colliers to separate small coal and rubbish: 1729 coal pit riddle 1s 6d, Horsforth

1761 1 day riddling and helping to pull, Tong. One such implement was described as a wire riddle in Tong in 1763.

dates 1446 1563 1713 1729 1761

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