"He tret the ainst, an' I tret ten times or mair," Geordie was vehemently affirming to a sympathetic street.
When it comes to a question of tare and tret, false sentiment must be excluded.
Multiplying the men by the seconds (5,000 x 30) you get approximately the amount of the wind, in wear and tare and tret.
She saved me—little knock-out—an' look 'ow I went an' tret 'er for it!
Tare and tret, commercial terms, are deductions usually made from the gross weight of goods.
c.1500, of unknown origin.