Trail

Trail

, n. 1. A track left by man or beast; a track followed by the hunter; a scent on the ground by the animal pursued; as, a deer trail.
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They traveled in the bed of the brook, leaving no dangerous trail.
Cooper.
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How cheerfully on the false trail they cry!
Shak.
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2. A footpath or road track through a wilderness or wild region; as, an Indian trail over the plains.
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3. Anything drawn out to a length; as, the trail of a meteor; a trail of smoke.
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When lightning shoots in glittering trails along.
Rowe.
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4. Anything drawn behind in long undulations; a train. "A radiant trail of hair." Pope.
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5. Anything drawn along, as a vehicle. [Obs.]
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6. A frame for trailing plants; a trellis. [Obs.]
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7. The entrails of a fowl, especially of game, as the woodcock, and the like; -- applied also, sometimes, to the entrails of sheep.
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The woodcock is a favorite with epicures, and served with its trail in, is a delicious dish.
Baird.
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8. (Mil.) That part of the stock of a gun carriage which rests on the ground when the piece is unlimbered. See Illust. of Gun carriage, under Gun.
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9. The act of taking advantage of the ignorance of a person; an imposition. [Prov. Eng.]
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Trail boards (Shipbuilding), the carved boards on both sides of the cutwater near the figurehead. -- Trail net, a net that is trailed or drawn behind a boat. Wright.
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