You're treading on dangerous ground.
Things are nice as it is, she said to herself, and she began walking up and down the room, not stepping simply on the resounding parquet but treading with each step from the heel to the toe (she had on a new and favorite pair of shoes) and listening to the regular tap of the heel and creak of the toe as gladly as she had to the sounds of her own voice.
The grapes are, after gathering, dusted over with plaster of Paris, and then crushed by treading in a shallow rectangular vessel termed the lagar.
Whatever the seeds, the ground should be made tolerably firm both beneath and above them; this may be done by treading in the case of most kitchen garden crops, which are also better sown in drills, this admitting the more readily of the ground being kept clear from weeds by hoeing.
Another plan is to sow in May on dry poor soil, when a crop of small bulbs will be produced; these are to be stored in the usual way, and planted in rich soil about February, on ground made firm by treading, in rows about 1 ft.
However, it is not until we reach Ptolemy that we feel we are treading on firm ground.
After twenty-four hours the hole may be levelled in, with moderate treading, if the water has soaked well in, the surface being left level and not sloping upwards towards the stem of the tree.
Kutuzov and the Austrian general were talking in low voices and Kutuzov smiled slightly as treading heavily he stepped down from the carriage just as if those two thousand men breathlessly gazing at him and the regimental commander did not exist.
But the French army was already completely out of hand, and the degree to which the panic of a crowd can master even the strongest instinct of the individual is shown by the conduct of the fugitives who crowded over the bridges, treading hundreds under foot, whilst all the time the river was easily fordable and mounted men rode backwards and forwards across it.
The peasants and house serfs carrying out the things were treading heavily on the parquet floors.
B): "Fools, you are treading in the footsteps of the fox; can you not read the hidden meaning of these charming words ?"
At nightfall, "sobbing for excess of joy," the crusaders came to the Sepulchre from their treading of the winepress, and put their blood-stained hands together in prayer.
Long strings of camels may still be seen from the train windows patiently treading their slow way over the Khojak pass to Kila Abdullah, whilst the train alongside them rapidly twists through the mountain tunnel into the Peshin valley.
The grapes from which the stalks are partly or wholly (and occasionally not at all) removed are crushed by treading or some other simple method, but sometimes even this is omitted, the juice being expressed by the weight of the grapes themselves, or by the pressure caused by incipient fermentation.
The minor accuracies, the limitation of range, the treading and re-treading of the same small patch of ground, the concentration of interest in success before a board of examiners, were all uncongenial to a nature of exuberant intellectual curiosity and of strenuous and self-reliant originality.
When she entered with her heavy step, treading on her heels, the gentlemen and Mademoiselle Bourienne rose and the little princess, indicating her to the gentlemen, said: "Voila Marie!"
The first indication is a dull hollow sound heard when treading on the pavement or floor, probably occasioned r FIG.
of the nine hostages " reigned 379-405) son of Eochaid MuigmedOin (358366) we are treading safer ground.
Peter had resolved to crown his consort empress, and on the 15th of November 1723 he issued a second manifesto explaining at some length why he was taking such an unusual step. That he should have considered any explanation necessary demonstrates that he felt himself to be treading on dangerous ground.
The icy water robbed her of breath and she came up sputtering and treading water.
So here goes... In the Tut ' n ' Shive this week, the youngsters called Fake Ideal were treading a real tightrope.
This song is treading dangerously close to boy band territory.
This done, another set of roots higher up the ball must be laid out in the same way, and again another, until the whole of the roots, thus carefully laid, are embedded as firmly as may be in the soil, which may now receive another gentle treading.
They conjure up images of a romantic dreamer, often treading a rocky path in search of spiritual fulfillment.
pigmentation in the grape skins, which would traditionally have been macerated by treading.
tinge of jealousy and envy as we realize that others are going forward and we seem to be treading water.
treading the boards, playing in a band or being a stage hand?
treading underfoot the blood of Christ by not believing what you know is true.
in circumference; it is shaped like the earthern amphoras with a foot far too small to support it, and must no doubt have had a stand, probably of gold; the greater part is covered with a most exquisite design of garlands and vines, and two groups of boys gathering and treading grapes and playing on various instruments of music; below these is a line of sheep and goats in varied attitudes.
There is also a tinge of jealousy and envy as we realize that others are going forward and we seem to be treading water.
Ever thought about treading the boards, playing in a band or being a stage hand?
In chapter 10 he says, You 're treading underfoot the blood of Christ by not believing what you know is true.
When you're dealing with office sex, you're treading on thin water.
Escaped maniacs who kill unsuspecting couples on lover's lane, companies treading on our cherished patriotic or religious notions are just some tales that can turn into urban legends.
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