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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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  • The day had been wet, and Sir Charles’s footmarks were easily traced down the Alley.
  • He said that there were no traces upon the ground round the body.

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  • The only other kinsman whom we have been able to trace was Rodger Baskerville, the youngest of three brothers of whom poor Sir Charles was the elder.
  • There was the sharp pinnacle of granite still cutting the lower edge of the moon, but its peak bore no trace of that silent and motionless figure.
  • Yet I have told you how, on the first night here, I heard her sobbing bitterly, and since then I have more than once observed traces of tears upon her face.
  • But if we can only trace L. L. it should clear up the whole business.
  • Nowhere was there any trace of that lonely man whom I had seen on the same spot two nights before.
  • When you are once out upon its bosom you have left all traces of modern England behind you, but on the other hand you are conscious everywhere of the homes and the work of the prehistoric people.
  • I realized it as I drove back and noted how hill after hill showed traces of the ancient people.
  • Many traces we found of him in the bog-girt island where he had hid his savage ally.

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  • Has it never struck you that the way to catch that man was to find out where he got his food, and so trace it to him?
  • Now, there is no one more easy to trace than a schoolmaster.
  • Once only we saw a trace that someone had passed that perilous way before us.
  • His connection with the Stapletons can be traced for several years, as far back as the schoolmastering days, so that he must have been aware that his master and mistress were really husband and wife.
  • There was no trace, however, of anything of the kind, nor could I discover any sign which might indicate the character or intentions of the man who lived in this singular place, save that he must be of Spartan habits and cared little for the comforts of life.
  • The second:— "Visited twenty-three hotels as directed, but sorry, to report unable to trace cut sheet of Times.

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as in: found a trace of Define
a small quantity or indication (see word notes for a more detailed definition based upon context)
as in: trace the origin or development Define
to find, search, research, or keep track of (see word notes for a more detailed definition based upon context)
as in: trace a picture or outline Define
copy the lines of an image; or draw an outline; or carefully draw a specific pattern (see word notes for a more detailed definition based upon context)
as in: traced a path Define
to follow (see word notes for a more detailed definition based upon context)
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