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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."
See also: saddle, tramp

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.
See also: through, tramp
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The trial heard McNamara, a member of the Caballeros motorcycle club, was assaulted at a pub in Doon in Limerick by members of the Road Tramps the day before the shooting.
No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art
For example, the Tramps use the polite lyric: "I am concerned" in place of something like, say, "Damn right I got the blues
Well, Gypsys, Tramps and Thives just isn't the same, is it?
Ramsay of Woolf's To the Lighthouse, for example--to real tramps (hoboes) and Gypsies.
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Of course, Violet and Jimmy were not believed, but Charlie had seen King Gardyloo, Mugwort, the minstrels and soldiers, and on the following Saturday, he was walking down Woolton Road when he noticed seven tramps standing by the lodge house of Bishop Eton Church.
IT will almost be a home coming for hot new band The Motorettes when they play Glasgow's best indie night Tramps With Amps.
Jacob Riis's disdain for his fellow tramps stemmed in part from his dislike of the 'Irishmen' with whom he was forced to share the road.
Tramps also surfaced in popular culture, with actors first playing hobos in theatre, much with the same spirit and effect as in minstrel shows, then in movies as with Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp.
1) For the hoboes, tramps, and bums who wandered across North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, not much had changed.
The tale of two tramps waiting for the arrival of the mysterious Godot can be played for all-out comedy, treated as an exercise in linguistics or produced with cool reverence.
The Merry Tramps bridged the first American wave of recreational camping that occurred during the 1870s and the philosophic movement that John Muir (1838-1914) energized toward environmentalism.
This is a re-reading of Mark Twain's neglected travel book, A Tramp Abroad (1880) which explores the title pun, paying particular attention to Twain's highly ambivalent attitude to tramps as represented back home in America.
Where social reformers felt that working outside the home demeaned women, and that men who left their families were unproductive 'tramps', people in poor communities understood that work outside the home might be the only alternative for a woman with a sick or low-waged husband, and that so-called tramps might be unemployed men who had left family and community in search of work.