trot

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trot

1. a gait of a horse or other quadruped, faster than a walk, in which diagonally opposite legs come down together
2. (in harness racing) a race for horses that have been trained to trot fast
3. Angling
a. one of the short lines attached to a trotline
b. the trotline

Trot

Informal a follower of Trotsky; Trotskyist
References in classic literature ?
Falling out into the road to look up at the belfry when the Chimes resounded, Toby trotted still.
Roused, now, by her cheerful summons, he shook off a melancholy shake of the head which was just coming upon him, and trotted to her side.
A well-timed action, as it happened; for finding the letter in one of them, and being by that means reminded of his charge, he fell, mechanically, into his usual trot, and trotted off.
He recollected something, dropped the burden, and trotted back to where he had left the ptarmigan.
In he trotted and sniffed at the sleeping girl in the cotton shift who believed that Van Horn was going to eat her if he could succeed in fattening her.
With a conciliating, apologetic bob of his tail, he trotted on up wind and came upon Skipper on his back, rolled in a blanket so that only his head stuck out, and sound asleep.
He trotted across the level deck to Skipper, who, standing erect on wide-spread legs, the bight of the mainsheet still in his hand, was exclaiming:
Once with this concept of action clear in his brain, without timidities of hesitation and irresolution, he trotted aft down the long hall.
Statistics are trotted out in football now more than ever.