Dade

Dade\, v. t. [Of. uncertain origin. Cf. Dandle, Daddle.] To hold up by leading strings or by the hand, as a child while he toddles. [Obs.]

Little children when they learn to go By painful mothers daded to and fro. --Drayton.
Webster's Revised

Dade

Dade\, v. i. To walk unsteadily, as a child in leading strings, or just learning to walk; to move slowly. [Obs.]

No sooner taught to dade, but from their mother trip. --Drayton.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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