sawdust trail

sawdust trail

noun
1.
the road to conversion or rehabilitation, as for a sinner or criminal.
2.
Also called sawdust circuit. the itinerary of revival meetings.

Origin:
1910–15, Americanism; so called from the sawdust-covered aisles in the temporary constructions put up for revival meetings

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Main Entry:  sawdust trail1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the path of a traveling gospel preacher and revival meetings; also written Sawdust Trail
Main Entry:  sawdust trail2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the process of repenting toward one's rehabilitation; the process of conversion; also written Sawdust Trail
Main Entry:  Sawdust Trail1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See sawdust trail
Main Entry:  Sawdust Trail2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See sawdust trail
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