The most part of the multitude (o pleisto oclo). See Luke 11:20 for this same idiom, article with superlative, a true superlative (Robertson, Grammar, p. 670). In the way (en th odwi). This the most of the crowd did. The disciples put their garments on the asses. Note change of tenses (constative aorist estrwsan, descriptive imperfects ekopton kai estrwnnuon showing the growing enthusiasm of the crowd). When the colt had passed over their garments, they would pick the garments up and spread them again before.