While you were looking for her, she was plodding away out of sight.
Nat had been plodding along but now lifted his head with some show of interest.
He was plodding doggedly, every muscle aching from the unaccustomed strain.
M'iver, who was plodding beside MacDonald when he said these words, gave a laugh.
Salmon-fishing, then, is a matter of chance, or of plodding patience.