The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #117836   Message #2542580
Posted By: Mo the caller
18-Jan-09 - 05:43 PM
Thread Name: Origins/Info: Tail Toddle
Subject: RE: Tail Toddle
Guest Gerry asked what a coal riddle was. I'd have thought it was obviously a riddle used for riddling coal.
I.e. when clearing the grate before lighting a fire a thrifty housewife would separate the useable clinker from the ashes.