Definition of Tread-softly

1. Noun. A stinging herb of tropical America.




Medical Definition of Tread-softly

1. Spurge nettle. See Nettle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tread-softly

treacherous
treacherously
treacherousness
treachers
treachery
treacle
treacle paper
treacled
treacles
treaclier
treacliest
treacliness
treacling
treacly
tread
tread-softly (current term)
tread-wheel
tread down
tread lightly
tread on
tread water
treadboard
treadboards
treaded
treaded water
treader
treaders
treadeth
treading
treading water

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. ..."

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