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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.
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References in classic literature ?
If your master comes home, give me a cloak and shirt of good wear, and send me to Dulichium where I want to go; but if he does not come as I say he will, set your men on to me, and tell them to throw me from yonder precipice, as a warning to tramps not to go about the country telling lies.
Ahead of us floats an ancient, aluminum-patched, twin-screw tramp of the dingiest, with no more right to the 5000-foot lane than has a horse-cart to a modern road.
Is there another packet afloat this day in this weather c'u'd ha' met a tramp an', over an' above givin' her her reckonin', - over an' above that, I say, - c'u'd ha' discoorsed wid her quite intelligent on the management av steers an' such at sea'?
Amidst these pleasant and praiseworthy meditations, Goodman Brown heard the tramp of horses along the road, and deemed it advisable to conceal himself within the verge of the forest, conscious of the guilty purpose that had brought him thither, though now so happily turned from it.
He had had his fill long ago of the noisy friendly parties at Highbank, with coasting, ice-boating, sleighing, long tramps in the snow, and a general flavour of mild flirting and milder practical jokes.
Twice Strickland refused a berth on tramps sailing for the United States, and once on a collier going to Newcastle.
The traffic of the house took place through a side-door, and there was a back door as well for the gardener and for beggars and tramps.
But before he had made his second circuit of the Crystal Palace towers, Fame was lifting her trumpet, she drew a deep breath as the startled tramps who sleep on the seats of Trafalgar Square were roused by his buzz and awoke to discover him circling the Nelson column, and by the time he had got to Birmingham, which place he crossed about half-past ten, her deafening blast was echoing throughout the country.
Again, David will not unbend when in the company of babies, expecting them unreasonably to rise to his level, but contrariwise Porthos, though terrible to tramps, suffers all things of babies, even to an exploration of his mouth in an attempt to discover what his tongue is like at the other end.
On the other, two very ragged tramps, a man and a woman, lay where they had fallen, the man with his long, thin arm still outstretched, even as he had asked for alms in his lifetime.
No, thank you, tramps in an easterly storm don't strike me as amusing.
I'm bound to admit that a more unshaven, unshorn, unkempt, and uneverything wretch I never saw outside the ancient and honorable order of tramps.
The Hobo, my dear fellow, is the name for that particular place of detention in city and county jails wherein are assembled tramps, drunks, beggars, and the riff-raff of petty offenders.
We'll leave it here, where it will be safe enough, and tramp on to the nearest Indian village.
After a while I see a man coming across the stubble, and when he got close I see it was a tramp.