puddling

noun
pud·dling | \ˈpəd-liŋ, ˈpə-dᵊl-iŋ\

Definition of puddling 

: the process of converting pig iron into wrought iron or rarely steel by subjecting it to heat and frequent stirring in a furnace in the presence of oxidizing substances

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There was too much puddling and pooling of water on every straightaway. Cheryl Wray, AL.com, "Honda Indy Grand Prix postponed due to rain, will be free to fans Monday," 22 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of puddling

1839, in the meaning defined above

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