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His boots, too, were acting as a drag, yet there was no time to tread water and kick them off.
A LIVELY BIT OF THE FRONTPERCY F. WESTERMAN
She could stay below as long as Ole; she could dive, and tread water, and swim backwards.
Margery, seized by a panic, forgot to tread water and went clear to the bottom.
At first it was easy to tread water: the salt brine upheld him.
THE LADY OF FORT ST. JOHNMARY HARTWELL CATHERWOOD
Some one says: "To tread water is like running up-stairs rapidly."
ON THE TRAILLINA BEARD AND ADELIA BELLE BEARD
Then, as St. John turned partly around, he caught him under the arms and began to tread water.
YOUNG CAPTAIN JACKHORATIO ALGER AND ARTHUR M. WINFIELD
And Dick had sense enough to take the advice, and tread water quietly till the boat should come.
FOLLOW MY LEADERTALBOT BAINES REED
Do not exhaust yourself; keep your hands quiet and tread water.
OWEN HARTLEY; OR, UPS AND DOWNSWILLIAM H. G. KINGSTON
When you tread water you force the water down with your hands and feet and so send your body, or keep it, up.
ON THE TRAILLINA BEARD AND ADELIA BELLE BEARD
He was full of life, he understood how to swim, to tread water, to turn over and tumble in the flood.
WHAT THE MOON SAW: AND OTHER TALESHANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN

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