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saddle tramp

1. A cowboy, particularly one who lives a nomadic lifestyle. Primarily heard in US. You can't trust him—he's just a saddle tramp who roams from town to town!
2. One who rides on horseback. Primarily heard in US. A: "I hear hoofbeats." B: "Yes, there's a saddle tramp approaching in the distance."
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tramp across something

to march or stamp across an area. The kids tramped across the yard and wore a path. Please don't tramp across my garden.
See also: across, tramp

tramp through something

to march or stamp a passage through something. The kids tramped through every puddle in town on their way to school. Don't tramp through every mud puddle you see.
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References in classic literature ?
He put out his arm and felt the bark, but Kala Nag moved forward, still tramping, and he could not tell where he was in the clearing.
Be off to your own, brother, for it is you, and no one else, that delude my master, and lead him astray, and take him tramping about the country.
it is I who am deluded, and led astray, and taken tramping about the country, and not thy master
Then there came the sound of many feet tramping and dying away in some passage which sent up a clanging echo.
The people who landed there from the boats went tramping off down the lane.
Well," cried the youth, still fidgeting, "I'd rather do anything 'most than go tramping 'round the country all day doing no good to nobody and jest tiring ourselves out.
They accordingly took up their line of march down the course of the Missouri, keeping the main Blackfoot trail, and tramping doggedly forward, without stopping to set a single trap.
If a frost comes we shall not have a hundred thousand men out of work, tramping about the streets in a state of disgusting misery, or whining to their neighbours for alms, or crowding round the doors of loathsome shelters to try and secure a hunch of bread and a night's unclean lodging.
One wintry day a Woodman was tramping home from his work when he saw something black lying on the snow.
In the course of my tramping over the United States I achieved a new concept.