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the black ox has trod upon (one's) foot

obsolete One has been beset upon by trouble or misfortune. "Black ox" here refers to Satan. I am in low spirits, for the black ox has trod upon my foot since last we met.
See also: black, foot, ox, trod, upon

the black ox has trod upon (one's) toe

obsolete One has been beset upon by trouble or misfortune. "Black ox" here refers to Satan. I am in low spirits, for the black ox has trod upon my toe since last we met.
See also: black, ox, toe, trod, upon

as ever trod shoe-leather

As ever walked the earth; as ever lived. You're as talented a baseball player as ever trod shoe-leather!
See also: ever, trod
References in classic literature ?
As we advanced and left the track, we trod a soft turf, mossy fine and emerald green, minutely enamelled with a tiny white flower, and spangled with a star-like yellow blossom: the hills, meantime, shut us quite in; for the glen, towards its head, wound to their very core.
Environed by them, while the Woodman and the Farmer worked unheeded, those two of the large jaws, and those other two of the plain and the fair faces, trod with stir enough, and carried their divine rights with a high hand.
Passnidge (the other gentleman) was in high spirits, he trod upon his foot, and gave him a secret caution with his eyes, to observe Mr.
He lighted the candle from the flaring match with great deliberation, and dropped the match, and trod it out.
He trod about the floor while putting by his lantern and throwing aside his hat and sack, so as to merge the marks of Dunstan's feet on the sand in the marks of his own nailed boots.
All that is long ago, and I have not died; though I wish to die and follow the road that Nada trod.
Hee boulder now, uncall'd before her stood; But as in gaze admiring: Oft he bowd His turret Crest, and sleek enamel'd Neck, Fawning, and lick'd the ground whereon she trod.