(1 syl.), to go through watery places, is the Anglo-Saxon
wad (a ford), wadan (to ford
or go [through a meadow]). (See
famous for his military
highways in the Highlands, which proceed in a straight line up and
down hill like a Roman road, and were made with a crown, instead of
being lowest in the middle.
Had you seen but these roads before they were made.
You would hold up your hands and bless General Wade.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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