tread

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tread

injury to the coronet of the horse's hoof by treading on it by the opposite hoof, or by another horse when they are being worked in a team. If the coronary matrix is injured there may be a subsequent crack or deformity.
References in classic literature ?
Little Klaus now trod again on his sack, so that the skin squeaked.
For a quarter of an hour I trod on this sand, sown with the impalpable dust of shells.
It is a wondrous thing how fleet'Twas on those little silver feet, With what a pretty skipping grace It oft would challenge me the race, And when't had left me far away'Twould stay, and run again, and stay; For it was nimbler much than hinds, And trod as if on the four winds.