For some of New Yorkers, though, the dating pool can be a puddle—thanks to the “culture of honor.”
When he spills his cup of coffee, he first tries to mop the mess with his fingers, then dams up the puddle with toilet paper.
The girl was lying on her back and her feet were floating in a puddle.
Actors have won Oscars for sassily stepping over a puddle in period clothing (Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love).
May they all stand in a puddle and stick their tongues in a Prius charge port.
He cleaned his own boots a little, washed his hands in a puddle, and sang.
He had been lying in a puddle, and, like little Fay, he preferred "a dly place."
She backed out and stepped right into a puddle of water as deep as her ankles!
His grey hair was straggling into the puddle around his head.
Dear Henry, you see that you are not the only pebble on the beach, or toad in the puddle, of senile degeneration!
early 14c., "small pool of dirty water," frequentative or diminutive of Old English pudd "ditch," related to German pudeln "to splash in water" (cf. poodle). Originally used of pools and ponds as well.
"to dabble in water, poke in mud," mid-15c., from puddle (n.); extended sense in iron manufacture is "turn and stir (molten iron) in a furnace." Related: Puddled; puddling.