• The barber shop quartette on the trip home
    The barber shop quartette on the trip home
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj tripping moving easily and quickly; nimble "the dancer was light and graceful","a lightsome buoyant step","walked with a light tripping step"
    • adj tripping characterized by a buoyant rhythm "an easy lilting stride","the flute broke into a light lilting air","a swinging pace","a graceful swingy walk","a tripping singing measure"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Blue denims for the trip home Blue denims for the trip home
The trip across The trip across

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In one trip, a honey bee visits about 75 flowers
    • Tripping A light dance. "Other trippings to be trod of lighter toes."
    • Tripping Act of one who, or that which, trips.
    • Tripping (Her) Having the right forefoot lifted, the others remaining on the ground, as if he were trotting; trippant; -- said of an animal, as a hart, buck, and the like, used as a bearing.
    • Tripping Quick; nimble; stepping lightly and quickly.
    • Tripping (Naut) The loosing of an anchor from the ground by means of its cable or buoy rope.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On its trip around the sun, the earth travels over a million and a half miles per day.
    • n tripping The act of one who trips.
    • n tripping A light dance.
    • n tripping Nautical, the act of loosening the anchor from the ground.
    • tripping Quick; nimble; stepping quickly and lightly.
    • tripping In heraldry, same as trippant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The last member of the famous Bonaparte family, Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte, died in 1945, of injuries sustained from tripping over his dog's leash.
    • n Tripping trip′ing the act of tripping: a light kind of dance
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  • Titus Maccius Plautus
    “This is the great fault of wine; it first trips up the feet: it is a cunning wrestler.”
  • James Thurber
    “Art -- the one achievement of Man which has made the long trip up from all fours seem well advised.”
  • E. L. Doctorow
    E. L. Doctorow
    “It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”
  • Caskie Stinnett
    Caskie Stinnett
    “A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Some people see more in a walk around the block than others see in a trip around the world.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “Our income are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and trip.”


In literature:

I then gave up the sea after a trip or two, and settled in Montreal.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
The distance is about six hundred miles, and it took three days and an evening to make the trip.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
I'm just dying to see you, to learn how you liked your trip and the adventures you had at school.
"Dorothy's Triumph" by Evelyn Raymond
This was his first trip in the passenger service, and naturally Ralph was anxious and excited.
"Ralph on the Engine" by Allen Chapman
She tripped against it, whirled me half round in attempting to gain her balance, and then we fell.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
They enjoyed each other's company and it was a wonderful trip.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
It is a terrible trip, my son, a terrible trip.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
During all the trip to Stanley Junction he avoided all conversation except commonplace routine remarks.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
Let me tell you, my young friends, on this trip every fellow has to look out for himself the best he can.
"Young Alaskans in the Far North" by Emerson Hough
That's how he came to make the first trip over the mountains here.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough

In poetry:

All right!
I'll take you along on the trip
where for so many years
my arms have been speechless
"Despair" by Anne Sexton
Whither away so fast?
For sure the sordid earth
Your sweetness cannot taste,
Nor does the dust deserve your birth.
Sweet, whiter haste you then? O say
Why you trip so fast away!
"Saint Mar Magdelene; or, The Weeper" by Richard Crashaw
There was one who was famed for the number of things
He forgot when he entered the ship:
His umbrella, his watch, all his jewels and rings,
And the clothes he had bought for the trip.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
Caller herrin's no got lightly: -
Ye can trip the spring fu' tightlie;
Spite o' tauntin', flauntin', flingin',
Gow has set you a' a-singin'
Wha'll buy my caller herrin',
New drawn frae the Forth?"
"Caller Herrin'" by Carolina Oliphant
He told me what he would not tell
For hope of heaven or fear of hell;
And I lay listening in such pride!
And, soon as he had left my side,
Tripped to the church by morning-light
To save his soul in his despite.
"The Confessional" by Robert Browning
"Your wife, sir! I must certainly be changed,
If I, Aurora, can have said a thing
So light, it catches at the knightly spurs
Of a noble gentleman like Romney Leigh,
And trips him from his honourable sense
Of what befits" . . .
"Aurora Leigh: Book Eighth" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

In news:

CD offers trip into 'Brave New World' and all that jazz.
Mike and Christina on the ropes, plus a trip to the Product Placement Oasis.
A road trip through British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska.
Pittsburgh CLO takes arresting , provocative trip down 'Sunset Boulevard'.
Uithol was visiting ArtPrize on a day trip with her daughter.
As the battalion counts down to its deployment to Jordan in February 2013, the weeks are filled with drills and training trips.
The 10 Best Summer Road Trips.
In La Cañada Flintridge, a trip down memory lanes.
People in Western time zones of the United States should be able to see the entire trip.
GOP lawmakers reprimanded after trip.
The Chappaquidick ferry stopped service Wednesday afternoon and operated on a trip-by-trip basis on Thursday.
After the trip, our local newspaper, the Tri-city Herald, ran an article on my excursion, probably to prove I'd survived the 6,000-mile airline trip.
Vary by trip (from $3,348 for a 7-day trip).
Because of the truncated 66-game schedule, this will be the Knicks' only trip to the West Coast and their only trip past the Central time zone.
Macfarlane has made more than 100 trips to Asia, not to mention many trips to other parts of the world.

In science:

Node j calculates the round trip time as shown in the figure caption.
A Flow-aware MAC Protocol for a Passive Optical Metropolitan Area Network
This shift is automatically taken into account by the algorithm described next that only needs to know the round trip time rttij .
A Flow-aware MAC Protocol for a Passive Optical Metropolitan Area Network
Remark 2: If γ = 1, the conditions (4.12) and (4.15) reduce to the sufficient ones determined by Voice except they use a n estimation of the average round trip time of packets transmitted by source s.
A Large Family of Multi-path Dual Congestion Control Algorithms
Exiting the trap at the required time costs one more 1/n and the trip back to the origin eO(ℓn ) .
Recent progress on the Random Conductance Model
We denote pp to be the probability of packet loss in the network, and RT T to be the round-trip time.
Trade-off between cost and goodput in wireless: Replacing transmitters with coding