trail away


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trail away

To dwindle, diminish, or fade away; to become fainter or weaker. Used especially, though not exclusively, in reference to speech or music. He started talking about the tax code, but trailed away when he realized no one was listening. The music from the radio trailed away as the car got farther from the house. The company's innovative ideas gave birth to a huge range of devices, but seem to have started trailing away in recent years.
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Particular shots and scenes linger in isolation in the memory afterward--for instance, of a mechanical arm that shakes all the olives from a tree in seconds, huge hangar-like spaces lined with shelves full of battery hens or rows and rows of tomato plants receding to a vanishing point in the distance, or the sight of a cow caught in a holding contraption who in its panic tries to avoid the fatal bolt to its head as its dead herdmates trail away into the distance on a conveyor belt.
The big cat was spotted in a tree by a student running on a little-used portion of the course that was abandoned after devastating storms washed portions of the trail away last winter.
EXPECTATIONS are high as New Brighton set out on their National Three North League promotion trail away to Nuneaton tomorrow.
In 1983, the White Mountain National Forest and the Appalachian Mountain Club helped reroute the trail away from the species' critical habitat and built an enclosure to protect the primary population.
For whatever reason, many teachers who thought they'd begun blazing a serious trail away from standardized tests found themselves back where they started.
SOUTHPORT boss Phil Wilson is staying positive as his side bid to get back on the winning trail away to Hayes tomorrow (KO 3pm).
English Heritage has recently negotiated one late diversion, which takes the trail away from the vallumearthworks which were the Roman equivalent of barbed wire and 'MOD.
Having first been identified in June 2007, August saw a dramatic rise in the amount of PDF spam being relayed, only for it to trail away in similarly dramatic fashion shortly after.
And few would ever have imagined that such trusted authority figures as senior policemen, a respected politician and a muchadmired ambulance service were spewing out "facts" that laid a false trail away from their own culpability and loaded it squarely on the shoulders of the victims and their families.
These ordinaries trail away like a comet's tail, dissolving almost into transparency as the outer reaches of the equine spectrum are illuminated.
The buck decided for me as he stopped short of my shooting lane and began head-bobbing, looking down the trail away from me.
Winger Jobi McAnuff has already gone to Crystal Palace, while Danny Gabbidon, James Collins and Richard Langley are among those poised to join the trail away from Ninian Park as Jones has been forced to slash their crippling wage bill.
WHITBY start their FA Trophy trail away at Marine tomorrow.
If the land is acquired, it would provide room for shifting the trail away from the creekside and onto the adjoining hillside, protecting the stream and its plants from hiker and horse traffic, officials said.
It was pledged they would trail away as the debts reduced, eventually being abolished.