Definition of Tread-softly
1. Noun. A stinging herb of tropical America.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Cnidoscolus, Genus Cnidoscolus
Medical Definition of Tread-softly
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Literary usage of Tread-softly
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1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"It is necessary to tread softly when no noise is to be made ; and to move gently ... Pray you tread softly, that the blind mole may not Hear a foot fall. ..."
2. Meditations and Contemplations by James Hervey (1836)
"... imposes silence on the whole creation, Every animal is bidden to tread softly, or rather to cease from its motion, when mail is retiring to his repose. ..."