Lorania was still in the saddle, pedalling from sheer force of habit, and clinging to the handle-bars.
Every pianist of note has, of course, his own style of pedalling.
There is a very great deal in pedalling evenly, as this not only lessens the labour but takes away all difficulty of steering.
Lorania was still in the saddle, pedalling from sheer force of habit, and clinging to the handle bars.
His breath became audible, his steering unsteady, his pedalling positively ferocious.
He was bent double over the handle bars, pedalling frantically.
And Jerry put his whole heart into his pedalling and bore her at the top of his speed.
He was of a Godlike kindness when his mind inclined to music, and the pedalling was skilful and sure.
She seated herself upon the high bench before the organ, arranging her skirts so that they should not balk her pedalling.
We'll turn the piano so that seeing how the pedalling is done won't distract their attention from the music.
1610s, "lever (on an organ) worked by foot," from French pédale "feet, trick with the feet," from Italian pedale "treadle, pedal," from Late Latin pedale "(thing) of the foot," neuter of Latin pedalis "of the foot," from pes (genitive pedis) "foot" (see foot (n.)).
Extended to various mechanical contrivances by 1789. Pedal steel guitar is from 1969. Pedal-pushers "type of women's trousers suitable for bicycling" is from 1944.
When college girls took to riding bicycles in slacks, they first rolled up one trouser leg, then rolled up both. This whimsy has now produced a trim variety of long shorts, called "pedal pushers." ["Life," Aug. 28, 1944]
1866 of musical organs, 1888 of bicycles, from pedal (n.). Related: Pedaled; pedaling.
pedal ped·al (pěd'l, pēd'l)
Of or relating to a foot or footlike part.