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Caligraphy was the item before them now, and on it they turned their well-trained brains.

Suckers and water-sprouts are less common on well-trained vines.

No well-trained maid ever extends her hand to receive a visiting card.

He was not tethered or tied, for he was too well-trained to make that necessary.

Everything was done as artistically as the dance of a well-trained performer.

The sisters engaged in education are often well-trained and accomplished.

Speedily his well-trained eye recognized the chief of the savages.

Violet is a well-trained child, neither exacting nor coquettish.

"Oh, but we must study hard," said well-trained Eunice, surprised.

If she were capable herself, she would have a capable, well-trained maid or butler.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "a drawing out, delay," later "trailing part of a skirt" (mid-15c.), also "retinue, procession" (mid-15c.), from Old French train (fem. traine), from trainer "to pull, draw," from Vulgar Latin *traginare, extended from *tragere "to pull," back-formation from tractus, past participle of Latin trahere "to pull, draw" (see tract (n.1)).

Train of thought first attested 1650s. The railroad sense is recorded from 1820 (publication year, dated 1816), from notion of a "train" of wagons or carriages pulled by a mechanical engine.

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