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  • n. Plural form of trace.
  • n. minute remnants
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of trace.


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  • Jonathan Sarna, the dean of American Jewish historians at Brandeis University, said the term traces its roots to the claims that Jews used the blood of Christian children to make matzoh, which he noted is ironic since Jewish law prohibits the use of blood in rituals.

    Jews Troubled By Palin's Use Of 'Blood Libel'

  • Although of modern relevance, the term traces its roots to the U.S.


  • The Hindi word traces its own roots to the ancient Sanskrit bhangha, meaning “pounded” or “broken up,” potentially with reference to the processing of hemp, the extracted fiber that has been used since prehistoric times to make things like ropes.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Stephen's wife is trying to be a good vegan, one who doesn't eat dairy, so naturally she was surprised that her "Dairy Free" Soyatoo Soy Whip warned that it might "contain traces of dairy."

    The Consumerist: February 2009 Archives

  • Relying heavily on government documents, family records and memories, Laskin traces their stories from their native lands through their arrival in the U.S., their service in the U.S. armed forces in World War I and their lives after the war for those who survived.

    A Progressive on the Prairie » Book Review: The Long Way Home by David Laskin » Print

  • I'd have thought the standard "may contain traces of nuts" covered it.

    A Good Use for Health Warnings

  • The New York Times and The Associated Press are reporting that a blood sample taken from Alberto Contador at the Tour de France has been found to contain traces of a plastic chemical that could indicate he had taken a blood infusion.

    Reports: Contador Tour blood sample indicates IV use

  • The men were stopped because one of them was carrying a plastic bag that was found to contain traces of TATP in a security check, police said.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • I don't usually post news of recalls of food items because they may contain traces of milk.

    Silk Soymilk Recalled

  • It could test if the expansion was uniform in all directions and also should have residual traces from the primordial perturbations that eventually made clusters, galaxies, and eventually stars and planets.

    George F. Smoot - Autobiography


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