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trace
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The War of the Worlds
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  • It was a carriage, with a pole for a pair of horses, but only one was in the traces.
  • Up the hill Richmond town was burning briskly; outside the town of Richmond there was no trace of the Black Smoke.

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  • I traced it slowly feeling over the kitchen.
  • Far away I saw a gaunt cat slink crouchingly along a wall, but traces of men there were none.
  • And of their appliances, perhaps nothing is more wonderful to a man than the curious fact that what is the dominant feature of almost all human devices in mechanism is absent—the wheel is absent; among all the things they brought to earth there is no trace or suggestion of their use of wheels.

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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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