trailing

trailing

[treyl]
arbutus, trailing: see trailing arbutus.
Trailing is a term used to describe the practice of writing poetry, where one person begins a poem and another person writes the second line, a third person the third, and so on. It is thought to have originated in the French Enlightenment when intellectuals used to trail for amusement at parties. It has largely been lost as a practice, although there are still groups that promote modern day trailing in various clubs and on a number of internet sites.

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