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The trail led down to the lake.
We followed a winding trail into the mountains.
a trail of blood
He left a trail of muddy footprints.
We followed the trail of ribbons he had tied to the trees.
Dogs can follow a bear’s trail for several miles.
Hurricane Andrew left a trail of destruction along the coast.
a trail of murders/robberies
The trail of missing funds led investigators directly to Wang.
The usual pack of reporters were following Bush on the campaign trail.
Sefton hits the cup trail tomorrow, following today’s win.