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 Meanings and Examples of TRAIL
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trail
 n.  path or track roughly through wild or hilly country; overland route
Classic Sentence: (102 in 7 pages)
1  As the sergeant stepped into the room, his rifle at trail, Rhett, evidently trying to steady himself, put a hand on the captain's arm and, with difficulty, focused his eyes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
2  The next summer, when the long trains of wagons came through with all the women and children, they had the sunflower trail to follow.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: IV
3  She had been walking alone with her arms hanging limp, letting her white skirts trail along the dewy path.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In X
4  Tommy Hinds had set out upon the trail of the Octopus as soon as the war was over.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 30
5  Over this sign of their success, they sent up a howl, like an opening from so many hounds who had recovered a lost trail.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
6  As there were horses, to leave the prints of their footsteps, in both bands of the Indians, this interruption cut off any probable hopes of assistance being conveyed through the means of their trail.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
7  But, go sidling or go straight, Uncas had seen the movement, and their trail led us on to the broken bush.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
8  After which, by the rustling of leaves, and crackling of dried twigs, it was apparent the savages were separating in pursuit of the lost trail.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13
9  He then entered the water, and for near an hour they traveled in the bed of the brook, leaving no trail.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
10  Softly, softly," said the scout, extending his long rifle in front of the eager Heyward; "we now know our work, but the beauty of the trail must not be deformed.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
11  Better so than left to starve in the wilderness," returned the scout; "and they will leave a wider trail.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
12  He concluded by pointing to the scalp of the Oneida, and apparently urging the necessity of their departing speedily, and in a manner that should leave no trail.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
13  These varlets pretend to be bent chiefly on their sun-down meal, but the moment it is dark they will be on our trail, as true as hounds on the scent.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
14  The canoe was lifted from the water, and borne on the shoulders of the party, they proceeded into the wood, making as broad and obvious a trail as possible.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
15  But while the earth was trodden, and the footsteps of both men and beasts were so plainly visible around the place, the trail appeared to have suddenly ended.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  The hurricane left a trail of destruction behind it.
2  The dogs are specially trained to follow the trail left by the fox.
3  Ants follow a scent trail laid down previously.
4  The former tennis star's comeback trail hit the buffers yesterday when she lost in straight sets.
5  The carriage left a trail of dust.
6  Tyros get kick-started by taking shoeless jaunts around their house, back yard and neighborhood before hitting the trail.
7  Unusually high winds left a trail of destruction over southern Britain.
8  Whistling to the dog, he began to limp on down the trail.
9  As for him, bareback riding on the mountain trail is out of the question.
10  After a long spell on the trail or the far reaches of a cattle ranch, the numerous entertainments of a town were very much appreciated by a cowhand.
11  On the campaign trail before a general election, Mr Hariri has clambered atop cars, posed with fans and cuddled up to children in search of the best snap of himself.
12  Long trailing flexes are a serious trip hazard.
13  The Democratic candidate is still trailing in the opinion polls.
14  A jeep trailing a cloud of dust was speeding in my direction.
15  As sunrise and sunset are calculated from the leading and trailing edges of the Sun, and not the center; this slightly increases the duration of "day" relative to "night."