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Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

A multiple mooring for small boats or yachts. The base mooring is laid in a straight line and from it individual moorings rise at intervals spaced to allow the boats room to swing with the...

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trot

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 17 words.

hot to trot: see hot.

on the trot

1 in succession.

2 continually busy.

British informal

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trot

G. A. Wilkes.

in Stunned Mullets & Two-pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 113 words.

A sequence of chance events, esp. betokening good or ill fortune (‘a good trot’, ‘a rough trot’) esp. sporting 1911

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trot

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 56 words.

gait of a quadruped between walking and running. XIII. — (O)F., f. troter (mod. trotter), whence trot vb. XIV;

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Trot

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 24 words.

GB frequency 1881: 39 • Main GB location 1881: Glamorgan; Dorset; Notts; Middx

English: see Trott.

Trot,

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trot

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

A multiple mooring for small boats or yachts. The base mooring is laid in a straight line and from it individual moorings rise at intervals spaced to allow the boats room to swing with the...

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trotting <i>adj</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 6 words.

ˈtrɒtɪn, -ɪŋ

sp trotting2

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trot <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 5 words.

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sp trot2

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Dame Trot

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 102 words.

A character of children’s *chapbook literature. Old Dame Trot, and Her Comical Cat was apparently first published in 1803

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Turkey trot

Rebecca Bryant.

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 238 words.

A social dance enormously popular in the early 1910s in the USA. It was danced to ragtime music, and was closely related to the one-step. The turkey trot was predominantly a forward walk,...

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Turkey trot

Claude Conyers.

in Grove Music Online

January 2013; p ublished online February 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 64 words.

An American social dance for couples, similar to the march-like one-step, executed to a count of eight, but characterized by flapping arm movements suggesting a turkey’s wings in flight. It...

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