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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As the press release explains, it is itself semi-improvised, generated by "a combination of automated mechanical instruments, modified audio equipment, and a collection of digital audio samples that are sequenced and mixed in real-time according to custom algorithms." Even the machines' wiring is considered, never allowed to just trail away but always positioned, compulsively, as a multicolored labyrinth.
While Viking is not seeing kitchen design trail away from stainless, when that trend is over, it will be prepared with alternate aesthetic options.
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.
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.
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.
Recently, Marshal McLeish's posse has blazed a very successful trail away from their Villa Park homestead whereas Wild Bill Wenger's men have lost three league contests on the trot.
At the same time Mowbray will not select a system which limits the team's chances of getting back on the goals trail away from home.
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.
It was pledged they would trail away as the debts reduced, eventually being abolished.
Police cars and fire trucks with their roofs caved in and their windows blown out dotted the trail away from the scene.