Definitions

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  • n. A narrow passage between precipitous rocks or banks, which looks as if it might be crossed at a stride.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A narrow passage between precipitous rocks or banks, which looks as if it might be crossed at a stride.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A preterit (obsolete) and past participle of stride.

Etymologies

See stride. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Digitale medier, koncepter & livet som sådan – Den gode strid says:

    First, stop the lawyers « BuzzMachine

  • Around the corner, two blocks south, he saw her strid ing down the avenue.

    Black Blade

  • "Hang on, kid," she muttered, and turned her strid-er around.

    Christmas on Ganymede and Other Stories

  • While the silica was neither dissolved by acids nor attacked by some unsuspected subsurface carnivore, it did attract some attention in the form of a knot of round little water strid-ers.

    Sentenced To Prism

  • This being said, one of them moved and turned up my bed, and then they strid over mee, and clapped their buttocks upon my face, and all bepissed mee until I was wringing wet.

    The Golden Asse

  • Nogle sagn (1865) [Some Stories], Kors og kaerlighed (1858) [Cross and Love], Den evige strid

    Karl Gjellerup - Autobiography

  • The Boy of Egremont, poor fellow, just about to bound across the strid. '

    Nuttie's Father

  • They strid twenty paces at a jump, with burdens that two of the best oxen about the manor had not shifted the length of my thumbnail.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • Det fanns ej bäck, hur strid han var, 11 varöver han ej Ingborg bar.

    Fritiofs Saga

  • Jag var också ung en gång; 21 livet är en strid från början, ungdomen dess bärsärksgång.

    Fritiofs Saga

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  • Webster's Dictionary, 1913 edition
    (Strid) n. A narrow passage between precipitous rocks or banks, which looks as if it might be crossed at a stride. Prov. Eng. Howitt.

    "...on through narrow strids and roaring cataracts, where Tom was deafened and blinded for a moment by the rushing waters..."
    _From Water Babies, Charles Kingsley, 1937




    January 28, 2008