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 for Trailed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trail \Trail\ (tr[=a]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trailed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Trailing.] [OE. trailen, OF. trailler to trail a
     deer, or hunt him upon a cold scent, also, to hunt or pursue
     him with a limehound, F. trailler to trail a fishing line;
     probably from a derivative of L. trahere to draw; cf. L.
     traha a drag, sledge, tragula a kind of drag net, a small
     sledge, Sp. trailla a leash, an instrument for leveling the
     ground, D. treilen to draw with a rope, to tow, treil a rope
     for drawing a boat. See Trace, v. t.]
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     1.
        (a) To hunt by the track; to track.
        (b) to follow behind.
        (c) To pursue. --Halliwell.
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     2. To draw or drag, as along the ground.
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              And hung his head, and trailed his legs along.
                                                    --Dryden.
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              They shall not trail me through their streets
              Like a wild beast.                    --Milton.
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              Long behind he trails his pompous robe. --Pope.
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     3. (Mil.) To carry, as a firearm, with the breech near the
        ground and the upper part inclined forward, the piece
        being held by the right hand near the middle.
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     4. To tread down, as grass, by walking through it; to lay
        flat. --Longfellow.
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     5. To take advantage of the ignorance of; to impose upon.
        [Prov. Eng.]
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              I presently perceived she was (what is vernacularly
              termed) trailing Mrs. Dent; that is, playing on her
              ignorance.                            --C. Bronte.
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