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up hill and down dale

  (literary)
if you travel up hill and down dale, you travel all over an area The man carried his basket of goods up hill and down dale.
See be worth a hill of beans
See also: and, down, hill, up
References in classic literature ?
For many a day he sang ballads to the band, until the famous Allan a Dale joined them, before whose sweet voice all others seemed as harsh as a raven's; but of him we will learn hereafter.
Edward Dale, the junior of the house, who purchased the spoons for the firm, was, in fact, very sweet upon Amelia, and offered for her in spite of all.
Burges, Duer and Mackenzie, 1843; The French Governess; or, The Embroidered Handkerchief, 1843; Richard Dale, 1843; Wyandotte, 1843; Ned Myers, or Life before the Mast, 1843; Afloat and Ashore (Miles Wallingford, Lucy Hardinge), two series, 1844; Proceedings of the Naval Court-Martial in the Case of Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, etc.
Arable lands are few and limited; with but slight exceptions the prospect is a broad rich mass of grass and trees, mantling minor hills and dales within the major.
I seemed less often on an eminence or in a pit; my glassy azure dales had gentler slopes, or a distemper was melting from my eyes.
Having so much to do with the recognition of local sanctities, the habit of connecting the very trees and stones of a particular spot of earth with the great events of life, till the low walls, the green mounds, the half-obliterated epitaphs, seemed full of oracular voices, even the religion of those people of the dales appeared but as another link between them and the solemn imageries of the natural world.
But Dale also has a part in getting to know all the different animals who are featured in the following books, though each is the main character in their own book.
Dale asks, pouring another lemon drop from the pitcher that sits on the lip of the pool.
Dale, 21, who had unsuccessful trials with Manchester United and Wigan Athletic, was described even by his family as arrogant and over-confident.
Dale Motor Yachts produces elite custom-built craft to its customers' specific requirements, and has built up a strong reputation for creating bespoke vessels.
They got engaged before Dale was transferred to Europe for military service.
Mooresville is home to The Dale Earnhardt Foundation and Dale Earnhardt Inc.
As communications have been restored, callers have phoned in to complain their insurers are deeming damage to be flood-related and not eligible for homeowners insurance claims, Dale said.
Dale Chihuly has worked with glass for 30 years, and never runs out of new ideas.
Dale also served as chairman of the BHCS board audit and compliance committee and was instrumental in developing processes around our compliance program and in furthering the effectiveness and awareness of Baylor's ethics hotline.