slight trace

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I could always tell if visitors had called in my absence, either by the bended twigs or grass, or the print of their shoes, and generally of what sex or age or quality they were by some slight trace left, as a flower dropped, or a bunch of grass plucked and thrown away, even as far off as the railroad, half a mile distant, or by the lingering odor of a cigar or pipe.
This is the more likely because there is in the poem a slight trace of authentic history.
For then the curtain of the future was as impenetrable to me as to other children: I had all their delight in the present hour, their sweet indefinite hopes for the morrow; and I had a tender mother: even now, after the dreary lapse of long years, a slight trace of sensation accompanies the remembrance of her caress as she held me on her knee--her arms round my little body, her cheek pressed on mine.
An examination of his room revealed that the bed had not been slept in, that a safe which stood in it was open, that a number of important papers were scattered about the room, and finally, that there were signs of a murderous struggle, slight traces of blood being found within the room, and an oaken walking-stick, which also showed stains of blood upon the handle.
With his perfect diction in Hindi and Urdu with only a slight trace of an endearing accent, Alter was an obvious fixture as a British officer in any Bollywood film or TV serial depicting the Raj.
Dr Malcolm Little, who conducted the postmortem said death was due to drowning but he added there was a very slight trace of alcohol and cocaine in the dead man's system.
Caught between a rock and a hard place, Talat remained frozen, the epitome of ambiguity, with an ever so slight trace of Mona Lisa about his face.
At that time, as his son Samuel told me, with only a slight trace of exaggeration, "the Languedoc was the land of mass-produced juice.
No more than a yard in height and about 22 yards in length, it is circled by a slight trace of a ditch, from which the earth would have been dug to make it.
It needs to be thick enough to leave a slight trace on the surface of your hair - again for protection.
410-bore shotgun went 3 1/4 pounds, giving it a slight trace of barrel-heavy feel with the balance point dead on the hinge pin.