Definition of sawdust trail
1 : the path of conversion to a gospel or belief when a notorious grizzled old sinner hits the sawdust trail, the hallelujahs shake the tabernacle— Beverly Smith drew the students back down the sawdust trail to the old-time Congregationalism — American Guide Series: Connecticut
2 : the circuit of revival meetings five of the biggest attractions on the sawdust trail— Furman Bisher
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an act or instance of returning to life
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