Date: Tue, 30 Dec 1997 14:33:06 -0600
From: Joan Houston Hall jdhall[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU
Subject: Re: ruddle
Is anyone familiar with the term "ruddle" to mean 'the attic of a house'?
We have one example from a DARE Informant from Massachusetts, another from
Haywood's _Yankee Dictionary_, and another from Dick Syatt's _Like We Say
Back Home_ (for which we have no regional info). So far, we've found no
likely source for the word. Any leads will be welcome!