treadle

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treadle

a. a rocking lever operated by the foot to drive a machine
b. (as modifier): a treadle sewing machine
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loomless, silent, but here the blows treadled the floor.
"I treadled many a mile of ruffle back then." He soon discovered what he called a God-given gift for making dresses and transitioned to sewing on an electric Singer.