A trace

A trace

[′ā ‚trās]
(electronics)
The first trace of an oscilloscope, such as the upper trace of a loran indicator.
References in classic literature ?
After the insulting words which his master had spoken to him, Dermody's pride was concerned in leaving no trace of his whereabouts; my father might consider it as a trace purposely left with the object of reuniting Mary and me.
Kotuko made him a tiny harness with a trace to it, and hauled him all over the house- floor, shouting: "Aua
He would go ten miles to the seal-holes, and when he was on the hunting~grounds he would twitch a trace loose from the pitu, and free the big black leader, who was the cleverest dog in the team.
Nearly always in cases like this there is some little detail or other overlooked, some wee little track or trace left behind, and detection follows; but here there's not even the faintest suggestion of a trace left.
One more effort had been made to find a trace of the lost man, and once again the effort had failed.
Delvin replied, "that there is a trace to be found of Mrs.
I've been waiting for this to happen since I was 6 years old,'' he says matter of factly, without a trace of cockiness.