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The distance covered in a step (or sometimes two), either vaguely or according to various specific set measurements.How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement: English Customary Weights and Measures, © Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (§: ''Distance'', ¶ № 6) (defdate)
Way of stepping.
(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene)
1952, G. B. Stern, ''The Donkey Shoe'', The Macmillan Company (1952), page 29:
- (..) but at Broadstairs and other places along the coast, a pace of donkeys stood on the sea-shore expectant (at least, their owners were expectant) of children clamouring to ride.
2006, "Drop the dead donkeys", ''The Economist'', 9 November 2006:
- A pace of donkeys fans out in different directions.
2007, Elinor De Wire, ''The Lightkeepers' Menagerie: Stories of Animals at Lighthouses'', Pineapple Press (2007), (ISBN), page 200:
- Like a small farm, the lighthouse compound had its ''chattering'' of chicks, ''pace'' of donkeys, ''troop'' of horses, and ''fold'' of sheep.
A passage through difficult terrain; a mountain pass or route vulnerable to ambush etc. (defdate)
To walk back and forth in a small distance.
1874, (w), (w) Chapter V
- Groups of men, in all imaginable attitudes, were lying, standing, sitting, or pacing up and down.
To set the speed in a race. (rfex)
To measure by walking.
1998: Harold Bloom, ''Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human''
- She is marvelous here, but he (''pace'' many critics) is no bumpkin
1387-1410, (w), ''The Canterbury Tales'', Canterbury Tales (unsourced)/General Prologue|General Prologue
- Er that I ferther in this tale pace, / Me thynketh it acordaunt to resoun / To telle yow al the condicioun / Of ech of hem, so as it semed me, / And whiche they weren, and of what degree (..)
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