Tracing cloth, Tracing paper, specially prepared transparent cloth or paper, which enables a drawing or print to be clearly seen through it, and so allows the use of a pen or pencil to produce a facsimile by following the lines of the original placed beneath.

(Track) n. [OF. trac track of horses, mules, trace of animals; of Teutonic origin; cf.D. trek a drawing, trekken to draw, travel, march, MHG. trechen, pret. trach. Cf. Trick.]

1. A mark left by something that has passed along; as, the track, or wake, of a ship; the track of a meteor; the track of a sled or a wheel.

The bright track of his fiery car.

2. A mark or impression left by the foot, either of man or beast; trace; vestige; footprint.

Far from track of men.

3. (Zoöl.) The entire lower surface of the foot; — said of birds, etc.

4. A road; a beaten path.

Behold Torquatus the same track pursue.

5. Course; way; as, the track of a comet.

6. A path or course laid out for a race, for exercise, etc.

7. (Railroad) The permanent way; the rails.

8. [Perhaps a mistake for tract.] A tract or area, as of land. [Obs.] "Small tracks of ground." Fuller.

Track scale, a railway scale. See under Railway.

(Track), v. t. [imp. & p. p. tracked ; p. pr. & vb. n. tracking.] To follow the tracks or traces of; to pursue by following the marks of the feet; to trace; to trail; as, to track a deer in the snow.

It was often found impossible to track the robbers to their retreats among the hills and morasses.

2. (Naut.) To draw along continuously, as a vessel, by a line, men or animals on shore being the motive power; to tow.

(Track"age) n. The act of tracking, or towing, as a boat; towage.

(Track"er) n.

(Tra*chyt"ic) a. [Cf. F. trachytique.] Of, pertaining to, or resembling, trachyte.

(Trach"y*toid) a. [Trachyte + - oid.] (Min.) Resembling trachyte; — used to define the structure of certain rocks.

(Tra"cing) n.

1. The act of one who traces; especially, the act of copying by marking on thin paper, or other transparent substance, the lines of a pattern placed beneath; also, the copy thus producted.

2. A regular path or track; a course.

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