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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Definitions for spoor

  1. A track or trail, esp. that of a wild animal pursued as game.
  2. To track by or follow a spoor.

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Citations for spoor
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 of spoor
Spoor derives from the Afrikaans word for trace. It is related to spurn.