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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TREKKING

So before noon we were again "trekking," and that, too, straight for the Potomac.

In ten minutes after, they were trekking to the south-east, en route for Port Natal.

I shall have to do a lot of trekking in the wild, outlying parts.

When trekking from the old kraal, they had brought with them a small bag of maize.

Or we watched a wandering tribe of Arabs trekking in the distance.

I'm going to lie here so that I can keep you children from falling out while we're trekking.

Trekking with Oom Tuys was a thoroughly delightful adventure.

The drifts were the steepest and the worst that we experienced in perhaps all our trekking.

Our third brigade was trekking away into the darkness as we came in.

After about seven miles of this trekking, we reached billets.

WORD ORIGIN

1849 (n.); 1850 (v.), "to travel or migrate by ox wagon," from Afrikaans trek, from Dutch trekken "to march, journey," originally "to draw, pull," from Middle Dutch trecken (cf. Middle Low German trecken, Old High German trechan "to draw"). Especially in reference to the Groot Trek (1835 and after) of more than 10,000 Boers, who, discontent with the English colonial authorities, left Cape Colony and went north and north-east.

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