Rough-shod

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Rough-shod shod with roughened shoes, as a horse in frosty weather
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rúh, rough; Ger. rauch, rauh, Dut. ruig.

Usage

In literature:

The damp earth before the case had been trodden by large, roughly shod feet.
"A Girl Of The Limberlost" by Gene Stratton Porter
Despite his strength, he did not walk rough-shod over others.
"The Valley of the Moon" by Jack London
This is the way we're thrated by thim that's ridin' rough shod over us.
"Phelim O'toole's Courtship and Other Stories Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
Strange to say, this rough work answered the purpose, and but few, if any, of the animals so shod, went lame.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters
Mr. B. found this was the crisis, where he must take a stand or be 'rode over rough-shod' by this man.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
Wingle liked Sundown in a rough-shod way, though Sundown was a bit too serious-minded to appreciate the fact.
"Sundown Slim" by Henry Hubert Knibbs
Like most red-headed men, he rode rough-shod and aggressively to his goal.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
The fire was almost out, for the girl was a poor house-keeper, and not shod by nature for any of the rough emergencies of life.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Do you find anything in the New Testament that gives men licence to ride rough-shod over the hearts and emotions of their fellow-men?
"The Treasure of Heaven" by Marie Corelli
You know MacRae, Lyn; it's mighty poor business for any man to tread on his toes, much less go walking rough-shod all over him.
"Raw Gold" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
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In news:

For a time in the 1980s, Norfolk looked and sounded like a hotbed of rough-shod, garage-style rock 'n' roll.
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