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    Smile woods trotter extraordinaire

    Hello.
    Would you please explain what "woods trotter extraordinaire" means?
    Does it mean "a person who guides various forest activities for people who visit the woods"? Or "the person who likes to travel to the woods"?
    Thank you.

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    Re: woods trotter extraordinaire

    You'll need to supply some context in order for us to interpret this phrase.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: woods trotter extraordinaire

    Sorry. It is from a children's book. Sort of acknowledgement.
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    For Lindsay, lunch companion and woods trotter extraordinaire.

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    Re: woods trotter extraordinaire

    Quote Originally Posted by frindle2 View Post
    Does it mean "a person who guides various forest activities for people who visit the woods"? Or "the person who likes to travel to the woods"?
    There is no way of knowing, My guess would be that it's a person who likes taking long walks in woods, and who may even travel long distances to walk in a wood. However, that is only a guess.

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    Re: woods trotter extraordinaire

    'Extraordinaire' (borrowed from the French for 'extraordinary') is commonly used in English after nouns it qualifies to signify some sort of distinction in that field. Click here.

    The adjective follows the noun in accordance with the French custom.

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    Re: woods trotter extraordinaire

    Trotter is not a formal term, so the meaning would be the one that fit the context. Does Lindsay walk in the woods or arrange activities?

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    Re: woods trotter extraordinaire

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Trotter is not a formal term, so the meaning would be the one that fit the context. Does Lindsay walk in the woods or arrange activities?
    Sorry, but there is no context. I have no idea about Lindsay here.

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    Re: woods trotter extraordinaire

    OK, either is as good as one of the definitions for me.

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    Re: woods trotter extraordinaire

    Quote Originally Posted by frindle2 View Post
    Sorry, but there is no context. I have no idea about Lindsay here.
    Does the story happen in the woods? If it does, then it means that the book is dedicated to Lindsay, who is very, very good at running around it the woods.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: woods trotter extraordinaire

    The quote is from the dedication of a book. The person to whom the book is dedicated knows what woods trotter means, but the book itself is unlikely to offer any clues about that.

    My guess is that Lindsay likes to roam in the woods, or possibly go jogging there.
    I am not a teacher.

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