Surbate
Surbate Sur*bate", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surbated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surbating}.] [F. solbatu, p. p., bruised (said of a horse's foot); sole a sole (of a horse's foot) + battu, p. p. of battre to beat.] 1. To make sore or bruise, as the feet by travel. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Lest they their fins should bruise, and surbate sore Their tender feet upon the stony ground. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Chalky land surbates and spoils oxen's feet. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

2. To harass; to fatigue. [Obs.] --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]


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  • surbate — verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English surbaten, from Middle French surbatu, past participle of surbatre to beat up, from sur + battre to beat, from Latin battuere more at bat transitive verb obsolete : to make footsore …   Useful english dictionary

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