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Trail,

city (1991 pop. 7,919), SE British Columbia, Canada, on the Columbia River just N of the Wash. border. It is a metal-smelting center for a mining area that produces lead, zinc, silver, and gold. Sulfuric acid and fertilizers are manufactured there.

Trail

 

a city in Canada, in the southern part of the province of British Columbia. Population, 11,100 (1971). Trail is a center for the extraction and processing of complex ores. It has a large smelting combine that produces one-half of Canada’s smelted zinc and two-thirds of the country’s smelted lead; antimony and other metals are smelted as well. Trail also produces chemicals.

trail

[trāl]
(astronomy)
A luminous trace left in the sky by the passage of a large meteor.
(geology)
A line of rock fragments that were picked up by glacial ice at a localized outcropping and left scattered along a fairly well-defined tract during the movement of a glacier.
(graphic arts)
One of the lines left on a photographic plate during prolonged exposure to starlight if the motion of the plate was not synchronized with the apparent motion of the sky.
(ordnance)
In bombing, the line between the point of impact of the bomb and a point on the ground directly beneath the aircraft at the moment of impact, assuming that the aircraft stays on course after release of the bomb and maintains a constant speed.
Rear part of a gun carriage which connects the piece with a limber or tractor.

trail

1. the scent left by a moving person or animal that is followed by a hunting animal
2. Engineering the distance between the point of contact of a steerable wheel and a line drawn from the swivel pin axis to the ground
References in classic literature ?
My horse was traveling practically unguided as I knew that I had probably less knowledge of the exact location of the trail to the pass than he, and thus it happened that he entered a defile which led to the summit of the range and not to the pass which I had hoped would carry me to the valley and to safety.
In an hour he struck the trail again, and coming to earth examined the soil minutely.
His judgment told him the natural trail for a quarry to follow, so that he need but note the most apparent marks upon the way, and today the trail of Toog was as plain to him as type upon a printed page to you or me.
The water soon flowed into its bed again, but watching the ground on either side, the foresters pursued their way content with knowing that the trail lay beneath.
The horse, with a shrill neigh of terror, shrank sideways almost upon the Belgian, the lion dragged the helpless Arab from his saddle, and the horse leaped back into the trail and fled away toward the west.
Slowly the gray light came stealing through the gloom, imperceptibly at first, so that it was almost with surprise that they noticed the vague loom of the trail underfoot.
Majestic and terrible, regally careless of his surroundings, the king of beasts strode down the beaten trail.
I, too, go on and on, because I am strong on the trail and because I am greatly paid.
Now, I, Little Foot, come to the rock," said Mowgli, running up his trail.
For the pride of trace and trail was his, and, sick unto death, he could not bear that another dog should do his work.
This was the matter: the trail of the young man had abruptly ended, and all beyond was smooth, unbroken snow.
About midnight, feeling satisfied that they had gained a secure distance, they posted one of their number to keep watch, in case the enemy should follow on their trail, and then, turning abruptly into a dense and matted thicket of willows, halted for the night at the foot of the mountain, instead of making for the summit, as they had originally intended.