rough sledding

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rough sledding a difficulty that can be overcome with effort "we had a hard time getting here","analysts predicted rough sledding for handset makers"
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Usage

In literature:

The dogs were unharnessed, and when Smoke protested, one of the Indians, by signs, indicated a trail too rough for sled-travel.
"Smoke Bellew" by Jack London
It was rather rough sledding, to be sure, and as the bicycle wheels pounded over the turf the boys had to hold on to keep their seats.
"The Aeroplane Boys Flight" by John Luther Langworthy
The way was rough, and it was only with the greatest of difficulty that they could drag the sleds along.
"The Rover Boys In The Mountains" by Arthur M. Winfield
This contrivance was a rough sort of sled, formed of two stout ash saplings, and hitched to a courageous horse.
"Camp and Trail" by Isabel Hornibrook
Only, as it were, a sort of rough sledding on broken, jolting ice!
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
We might haul her a league or two, anyway, on the sled if the ice wasn't very rough.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
We might haul her a league or two, anyway, on the sled if the ice wasn't very rough.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
I stayed behind to manage the heavy sled which was continually capsizing in the rough ice.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Swept of snow by the force of the preceding storm, the rough ice crisply cracked under the swift speed of our sleds.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
Meantime, the horses plunged on, dragging the loaded sled over the rough road at a pace which still imperiled the little girl.
"Carolyn of the Corners" by Ruth Belmore Endicott
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