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

  Trace \Trace\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. traced; p. pr. & vb. n.
     tracing.] [OF. tracier, F. tracer, from (assumed) LL.
     tractiare, fr.L. tractus, p. p. of trahere to draw. Cf.
     Abstract, Attract, Contract, Portratt, Tract,
     Trail, Train, Treat. ]
     1. To mark out; to draw or delineate with marks; especially,
        to copy, as a drawing or engraving, by following the lines
        and marking them on a sheet superimposed, through which
        they appear; as, to trace a figure or an outline; a traced
        drawing.
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              Some faintly traced features or outline of the
              mother and the child, slowly lading into the
              twilight of the woods.                --Hawthorne.
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     2. To follow by some mark that has been left by a person or
        thing which has preceded; to follow by footsteps, tracks,
        or tokens. --Cowper.
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              You may trace the deluge quite round the globe. --T.
                                                    Burnet.
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              I feel thy power . . . to trace the ways
              Of highest agents.                    --Milton.
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     3. Hence, to follow the trace or track of.
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              How all the way the prince on footpace traced.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     4. To copy; to imitate.
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              That servile path thou nobly dost decline,
              Of tracing word, and line by line.    --Denham.
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     5. To walk over; to pass through; to traverse.
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              We do tracethis alley up and down.    --Shak.
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