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  • verb Past participle of overtread


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  • Most of the men were wearing Israeli-style para boots with a zigzag-patterned sole, and those coming up from behind had overtrodden the spoor of the leaders.

    The Seventh Scroll

  • In very remote times he had appeared to the Bishop of Avranches and commanded him to build a church on Mount Tombe, in such a place as he should find a bull hidden by thieves; and the site of the building was to include the whole area overtrodden by the bull.

    The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2

  • On page 47, "overtrodden shoes" is hardly so good as the idiomatic "down at the heel."

    Among My Books First Series


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