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Trace, vb. 1) to follow by footsteps or other marks left: “why may not imagination t. the noble dust of Alexander?” Hml. V, 1, 224. “the search so slow, that could not t. them,” Cymb. I, 1, 65.
2) to follow: “can t. me in the tedious ways of art,” H4A III, 1, 48. “all my joy t. the conjunction,” H8 III, 2, 45. “his wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls that t. him in his line,” Mcb. IV, 1, 153.
3) to put on the track: “this poor trash of Venice, whom I t. for his quick hunting,” Oth. II, 1, 312 (most M. Edd. trash).
4) to delineate, to draw: “who else would t. him, his umbrage, nothing more,” Hml. V, 2, 125 (or == follow?).
5) to walk over, to pace: “as we do t. this alley up and down,” Ado III, 1, 16. “to t. the forests,” Mids. II, 1, 25.
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