Tread-softly Tread"-soft`ly, n. (Bot.) Spurge nettle. See under {Nettle}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tread softly — or tread softly may refer to:* Cnidoscolus stimulosus (Spurge Nettle), a plant of the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae) * Solanum carolinense (Carolina Horsenettle), a plant of the nightshade family (Solanaceae) * Tread Softly in This Place , a novel …   Wikipedia

  • Tread Softly — (Bay Fortune,Канада) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: Route 310, C0A 2B0 Bay …   Каталог отелей

  • tread-softly — noun a stinging herb of tropical America • Syn: ↑spurge nettle, ↑devil nettle, ↑pica pica, ↑Cnidoscolus urens, ↑Jatropha urens, ↑Jatropha stimulosus • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tread Softly in This Place — Infobox Book | name = Tread Softly in this Place image caption = First edition dustjacket 1972 author = Brian Cleeve country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Novel publisher = Cassell Co. release date = 1972 media type = Print …   Wikipedia

  • tread softly but carry a big stick — behave peacefully but maintain the ability to pose a threat and use force when necessary (phrase coined by former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tread — I n. step 1) a firm; heavy; light tread mark 2) tire treads pattern of ridges 3) a worn tread 4) a tire tread II v. 1) (usu. fig.) (d; intr.) to tread on, upon (to tread on smb. s toes) 2) (P; intr.) to tread softly * * * [tred …   Combinatory dictionary

  • softly — /ˈsɒftli/ (say softlee) adverb 1. in a soft manner. –phrase 2. softly softly, quietly and inconspicuously to achieve a goal. {Phrase Origin: from the catchphrase softly, softly catchee monkey, a mock pidgin saying of unknown origin} 3. tread… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tread — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 sound you make when you are walking ADJECTIVE ▪ heavy ▪ I heard his heavy tread moving about upstairs. ▪ light, soft ▪ measured, slow …   Collocations dictionary

  • tread — [c]/trɛd / (say tred) verb (trod or, Archaic, trode, trodden or trod, treading) –verb (t) 1. to step or walk on, about, in, or along. 2. to trample or cr …   Australian English dictionary

  • softly — adv. Softly is used with these adjectives: ↑golden, ↑rounded Softly is used with these verbs: ↑add, ↑answer, ↑ask, ↑blow, ↑breathe, ↑brush, ↑call, ↑caress, ↑chuckle, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

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