Trammeler to Transcriber

(Tram"mel*er) n. [Written also trammeller.]

1. One who uses a trammel net. Nares.

2. One who, or that which, trammels or restrains.

(Tram"ming) n. (Silk Manuf.) The act or process of forming trams. See 2d Tram.

(Tra*mon"tane) a. [OF. tramontain, It. tramontano, L. transmontanus; trans across, beyond + mons, montis, mountain.] Lying or being beyond the mountains; coming from the other side of the mountains; hence, foreign; barbarous.

The Italians sometimes use this epithet for ultramontane, and apply it to the countries north of the Alps, as France and Germany, and especially to their ecclesiastics, jurists, painters, etc.; and a north wind is called a tramontane wind. The French lawyers call certain Italian canonists tramontane, or ultramontane, doctors; considering them as favoring too much the court of Rome. See Ultramontane.

(Tra*mon"tane), n. One living beyond the mountains; hence, a foreigner; a stranger.

(Tramp) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tramped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tramping.] [OE. trampen; akin to LG. trampen, G. trampeln, LG. & D. trappen, Dan. trampe, Sw. & Icel. trampa, Goth. anatrimpan to press upon; also to D. trap a step, G. treppe steps, stairs. Cf. Trap a kind of rock, Trape, Trip, v. i., Tread.]

1. To tread upon forcibly and repeatedly; to trample.

2. To travel or wander through; as, to tramp the country. [Colloq.]

3. To cleanse, as clothes, by treading upon them in water. [Scot.] Jamieson.

(Tramp), v. i. To travel; to wander; to stroll.

(Tramp), n.

1. A foot journey or excursion; as, to go on a tramp; a long tramp. Blackie.

2. A foot traveler; a tramper; often used in a bad sense for a vagrant or wandering vagabond. Halliwell.

3. The sound of the foot, or of feet, on the earth, as in marching. Sir W. Scott.

4. A tool for trimming hedges.

5. A plate of iron worn to protect the sole of the foot, or the shoe, when digging with a spade.

(Tramp"er) n. One who tramps; a stroller; a vagrant or vagabond; a tramp. Dickens.

(Tram"ple) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trampled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Trampling ] [OE. trampelen, freq. of trampen. See Tramp, v. t.]

1. To tread under foot; to tread down; to prostrate by treading; as, to trample grass or flowers. Dryden.

Neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet.
Matt. vii. 6.

2. Fig.: To treat with contempt and insult. Cowper.

(Tram"ple), v. i.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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