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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Trail  \Trail\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  drawn  out  in  length;  to  follow  after 
  When  his  brother  saw  the  red  blood  trail.  --Spenser. 
  2.  To  grow  to  great  length,  especially  when  slender  and 
  creeping  upon  the  ground,  as  a  plant;  to  run  or  climb. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Trail  \Trail\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Trailed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Trailing}.]  [OE.  trailen,  OF  trailler  to  trail  a  deer,  or 
  hunt  him  upon  a  cold  scent,  also  to  hunt  or  pursue  him  with 
  a  limehound,  F.  trailler  to  trail  a  fishing  line  probably 
  from  a  derivative  of  L.  trahere  to  draw;  cf  L.  traha  a  drag, 
  sledge,  tragula  a  kind  of  drag  net,  a  small  sledge,  Sp 
  trailla  a  leash,  an  instrument  for  leveling  the  ground,  D. 
  treilen  to  draw  with  a  rope,  to  tow,  treil  a  rope  for  drawing 
  a  boat.  See  {Trace},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  hunt  by  the  track;  to  track. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  They  traveled  in  the  bed  of  the  brook,  leaving  no 
  dangerous  trail.  --Cooper. 
  How  cheerfully  on  the  false  trail  they  cry!  --Shak. 
  2.  A  footpath  or  road  track  through  a  wilderness  or  wild 
  region;  as  an  Indian  trail  over  the  plains. 
  3.  Anything  drawn  out  to  a  length;  as  the  trail  of  a  meteor; 
  a  trail  of  smoke. 
  When  lightning  shoots  in  glittering  trails  along 
  4.  Anything  drawn  behind  in  long  undulations;  a  train.  ``A 
  radiant  trail  of  hair.''  --Pope. 
  5.  Anything  drawn  along  as  a  vehicle.  [Obs.] 
  6.  A  frame  for  trailing  plants;  a  trellis.  [Obs.] 
  7.  The  entrails  of  a  fowl,  especially  of  game,  as  the 
  woodcock,  and  the  like  --  applied  also  sometimes  to  the 
  entrails  of  sheep. 
  The  woodcock  is  a  favorite  with  epicures,  and  served 
  with  its  trail  in  is  a  delicious  dish.  --Baird. 
  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}. 
  9.  The  act  of  taking  advantage  of  the  ignorance  of  a  person; 
  an  imposition.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  {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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  track  or  mark  left  by  something  that  has  passed;  "there  as 
  a  trail  of  blood";  "a  tear  left  its  trail  on  her  cheek" 
  2:  a  path  or  track  roughly  blazed  through  wild  or  hilly  country 
  3:  evidence  pointing  to  a  possible  solution;  "the  police  are 
  following  a  promising  lead";  "the  trail  led  straight  to 
  the  perpetrator"  [syn:  {lead},  {track}] 
  v  1:  to  lag  or  linger  behind:  "But  in  so  many  other  areas  we 
  still  are  dragging."  [syn:  {drag},  {get  behind},  {hang 
  back},  {drop  behind}] 
  2:  go  after  with  the  intent  to  catch  [syn:  {chase},  {chase 
  after},  {tail},  {tag},  {dog},  {go  after},  {track}] 
  3:  drag  along  either  literally  or  metaphorically,  as  in  one's 
  wake  [syn:  {entrain}] 
  4:  to  walk  or  proceed  draggingly,  slowly:  "Snow  buried  the 
  streets  and  covered  the  slanting  rooftops,  as  John  trudged 
  toward  St  Peter's."  [syn:  {trudge},  {shack}] 
  5:  drag  heavily  or  wearily,  as  of  the  body 
  6:  drag  loosely  along  a  surface;  allow  to  sweep  the  ground 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Trail,  MN  (city,  FIPS  65344) 
  Location:  47.78372  N,  95.69906  W 
  Population  (1990):  67  (36  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  56684 
  Trail,  OR 
  Zip  code(s):  97541 

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