from The Century Dictionary.

  • To walk slowly and hesitatingly, like a child in leading-strings; hence, to flow gently.
  • To hold up by leading-strings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb obsolete To walk unsteadily, as a child in leading strings, or just learning to walk; to move slowly.
  • transitive verb obsolete To hold up by leading strings or by the hand, as a child while he toddles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To walk unsteadily, like a child; to move slowly.


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  • Hull (onder ons) wat die slagoffers van hierdie gru-dade was, van moorde en marteling van die grofste skendings, nie net van mense-regte nie, maar van menswees self, kan nie ons wat uit die ou orde kom se pyn sien nie.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1997

  • Ten spyte van groot opofferinge en aangrypende helde dade was die Afrikaners nie in een van die twee Vryheidsoorloe milter oorwinnaars nie.

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  • Die uitdaging van 1994 sal wees om 'n ware eenheid van doelstellings in ons pogings en dade te bereik ten einde van die nuwe Suid-Afrika' n beter Suid-Afrika te maak, se hy.

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