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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

spoor

\SPOHR\ , noun;
1.
A track or trail, esp. that of a wild animal pursued as game.
verb:
1.
To track by or follow a spoor.
Quotes:
In all cases, however, a spoor is to be worked out like a problem, and requires as much brain- work as many equations, and far more original talent and observation.
-- William Chambers and Robert Chambers, Chambers's journal, Volumes 39-40
There are occasions in a hunter's experience when a spoor begins hot and true and then fades.
-- Wilbur Smith, A Sparrow Falls
Origin:
Spoor derives from the Afrikaans word for trace. It is related to spurn.
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