trot out


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v trot out bring out and show for inspection and admiration "His novel trots out a rich heiress","always able to trot out some new excuse"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Trot out to exhibit the paces of: to show
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. trotter, troter—Low L. trotāre, to go; prob. from Old High Ger. trottōn, freq. of tretan, to tread.


In literature:

Oh, do get out of the jog-trot for once!
"The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911" by Various
He did not see anyone, so, still holding the dead hen in his mouth, he trotted out of sight among the trees.
"Doctor Rabbit and Brushtail the Fox" by Thomas Clark Hinkle
If they have got to go out to the Club and fox-trot until midnight they ought to have repose now.
"The Heart's Kingdom" by Maria Thompson Daviess
As to the "mental training" argument, so often trotted out, it is childish enough not to be worth answering.
"Post-Prandial Philosophy" by Grant Allen
The camels, freshened by it, trotted out at their fastest pace.
"The Four Feathers" by A. E. W. Mason
I shall lose my temper if you trot them out to me.
"Franklin Kane" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Out of the cover trotted a four-footed, antlered animal he had not seen before.
"Star Hunter" by Andre Alice Norton
As one in a trance Ken Ward found himself trotting out to right field.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
Drake heard the trotting horse's hoofs clatter out into a furious gallop.
"On the Spanish Main" by John Masefield
With these cross words he was going away, when he heard a loud roaring, and a black bear trotted out of the wood towards them.
"The Fairy Book" by Dinah Maria Mulock (AKA Miss Mulock)

In poetry:

I have done mostly what most men do,
And pushed it out of my mind;
But I can't forget, if I wanted to,
Four-Feet trotting behind.
"Four-Feet" by Rudyard Kipling
There were trains that went in the tunnels
and never came out. The eyes of horses
focused and trotted to their deaths.
The corn slept in the cistern
and was rotted when it woke.
"Cipriana" by Ernesto Trejo
It trots all around with its head on the ground,
Or erects it quite out of your view;
And the ladies all cry, when its figure they spy,
"Oh! what a sweet pretty Emeu!
Oh! do
Just look at that lovely Emeu!"
"The Ballad Of The Emeu" by Francis Bret Harte
Out wit' de quickes' horse den, Ste. Genevieve has got,
An' if ever you show your paces, now is de tam to trot--
Johnnie Dufresne is drivin', w'at! never hear tell of heem,
Off on de Yankee circus, an' han'le a ten-horse team?
"Doctor Hilaire" by William Henry Drummond
But to insult, jibe, and quest, I've
Still the hideously suggestive
Trot that hammers out the unrelenting text,
And I hear it hard behind me
In what place soe'er I find me: —
"'Sure to catch you sooner or later. Who's the next?"
"The Undertaker's Horse.." by Rudyard Kipling
'Then the commander-in-chief jerked out: "Hang him!" spurred his horse, and
moved on, first at a walking-pace, then at a quick trot. The whole staff
hurried after him; only one adjutant turned round on his saddle and took a
passing glance at Yegor.
"Hang Him!" by Ivan Turgenev

In news:

Every holiday season we trot out the usual suspects.
Thousands were out for the annual Thanksgiving morning Turkey Trot.
European Central Bank trots out another fix for the euro crisis.
Your trusty cartoonist Kurt Snibbe is off, so we'll be trotting out the old Page 2 photo contest.
Goth designer n.Naoto trotted out his celeb-worn spiked collars at New People.
Draped in all-black uniforms Saturday against Oregon State, Washington trotted out its sixth starting offensive line combination of the year.
"That's why I kind of faded back and my trot was kind of swagged out," Johnson said.
On the road again for the first time: Through three games, LSU has trotted out 15 true freshmen and several other first-time starters, including quarterback Zach Mettenberger.
Rob Catapano, University of North Carolina freshman middle relief pitcher, trotting out for the first time ever onto the hallowed mound of Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb.
An old lie was trotted out again last week when a white mother from suburban Philadelphia said two black men snatched her and her 9-year-old daughter from their SUV and abducted them in the trunk of a black Cadillac.
For, while in Cancun, the European Union trotted out a list of 41 well-known food and drink names that they felt deserve worldwide name-brand protection --names such as Champagne, Roquefort, Chianti and Manchego.
The gate opened but the bill that could put racino at Running Aces Harness Park in Columbus less burst out of the starting gate than trotted.
Time to trot out this year's turkeys.
Animal Lovers Should Check Out the Boys and Girls Club's "Teach and Trot".
A record number of runners turned out Thanksgiving Thursday for the Turkey Trot race in Webster.