The water is as clear as you can imagine, and wading out to the sand reef is a scene from a romance movie.
But this fall, the fashion patrician is wading, couture-less, into the muck.
wading so directly into Syria's bloody conflict is fraught with pitfalls for the U.S. government.
When the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department stepped into AIG, it was obvious they were wading into a swamp.
By opening itself to the greater Internet, AOL revealed itself as something of a wading pool.
They marched in long column up the Missaguash shore, wading through the rich young grasses.
All the wading and swimming birds are to be dreaded by the fish culturist.
In alighting such a bird may swim on puddles of water between the stubble where the others are wading.
"I should hardly call it wading," said Mrs. Ballinger sarcastically.
Any one taking up Bonald's works directly after De Maistre's will have difficulty in wading through them.
Old English wadan "to go forward, proceed," in poetic use only, except as oferwaden "wade across," from Proto-Germanic *wadan (cf. Old Norse vaða, Danish vade, Old Frisian wada, Dutch waden, Old High German watan, German waten "to wade"), from PIE root *wadh- "to go," found only in Germanic and Latin (cf. Latin vadere "to go," vadum "shoal, ford," vadare "to wade"). Italian guado, French gué "ford" are Germanic loan-words.
Specifically of walking into water from c.1200. Originally a strong verb (past tense wod, past participle wad); weak since 16c. Figurative sense of "to go into" (action, battle, etc.) is recorded from late 14c. Related: Waded; wading.