Hello, In the book "Parrot and Olivier in America" by Peter Carey, Parrot returns home for vacations and he describes his first encounter with his mistress's mother (whom he calls "mother-out-law") in the following way: "As for conversation, Maman was occupied arguing with her Pennsylvania stove, riddling and raddling and poking and punishing it, until – seeing me about to take my breakfast out on the front porch – she sternly ordered I must never show my face out there as this access was reserved only for the clever Jew." Could you, please, explain to me, what "riddling and raddling" means? I can see that it could be a kind of onomatopoic phrase where the sound is important. Nevertheless, I can't see the exact meaning (poking???). Thanks for your answers.