She didn't falter even here; she only allowed her voice to trail away in the awed pianissimo into which he had frightened her.
And Ruddy would not follow the trail away from the rabbit's home.
Tad, taking a fresh brand, followed the trail away from the camp, the others of the party bringing up the rear.
In a flat, dry voice she said, "I'm—supposed—to—" and let it trail away without finishing it.
She will start Bunny in the open field, and trail away after him in full tongue as fast as her fat bow-legs will carry her.
c.1300, "to hang down loosely and flow behind," from Old French trailler "to tow," ultimately from Vulgar Latin *tragulare "to drag," from Latin tragula "dragnet," probably related to trahere "to pull" (see tract (n.1)). The meaning "follow the trail of" (an animal, etc.) is first recorded late 14c. Related: Trailed; trailing.
early 14c., "trailing part of a robe, gown, etc.," from the source of trail (v.). The meaning "track or smell left by a person or animal" is also from 1580s. Meaning "path or track worn in wilderness" is attested from 1807.