from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of setting down the foot; a step.
- noun That which is trampled down.
- noun The act of the cock in copulation.
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- verb Present participle of
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Every so often one of them flew back to check on the Magician, who was doing what he called treading water, though it looked exactly like swimming in place.
Very, very careful treading is necessary here — but speed is also of the essence.
Erdrich is again treading on familiar ground, considering questions of religion and identity while adding another complex layer to the life of one of her characters.
Moralists say a great deal about pain treading so very closely on the heels of pleasure in this life, but they are not always wise or grateful enough to speak of the pleasure which springs out of pain.
And, because he will not serve about the corn, he is not so well fed as the tame ox, whose mouth was not to be muzzled in treading out the corn; but therefore he will not draw the plough, because he that made him never designed him for it.
The beasts that were employed in treading out the corn (for that way they took instead of threshing it) were allowed to feed while they did the work, so that the more work they did the more food they had; therefore let the elders that labour in the word and doctrine be well provided for; for the labourer is worthy of his reward (Matt.x. 10), and there is all the reason in the world that he should have it.
11 Forasmuch therefore as your treading is upon the poor, and ye take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine of them.
While Uncle Sam in treading and sinking in quicksand and Iran is doing most of the yapping, Russia and China seems more calculating and will have plenty to say before ‘it’s’ over.
Stanyhurst, whom Thomas Nash described as treading 'a foul, lumbering, boistrous, wallowing measure, in his translation of
The purity of the air in these exalted regions, and the lightness of my own spirits, almost seized me with the idea of treading in that element.