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  • n  the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
  • n  the time of the last part of something
    the tail of the storm
  • n  any projection that resembles the tail of an animal
  • n  the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • n  a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
  • n  (usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head
  • n  the rear part of an aircraft
  • n  the rear part of a ship
  • v  go after with the intent to catch
  • v  remove or shorten the tail of an animal
  • v  remove the stalk of fruits or berries

  • The result was one of the most curiously proportioned cars ever, with a long low snout, long front overhang and a truncated tail, like the tail snapped off a salamander.
  • A permanently arched tail is the result of an operation and an excruciatingly painful setting process.
  • A 747 cannot be flown without its entire tail fin, which helps stabilize the big craft, and can be flown only with great difficulty without the attached rudder, which is moved to .
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  • Tom Carper in The News Journal
    As those of us who live in Delaware and other so-called 'tail pipe' states on the East Coast know all too well, air pollution knows no boundaries,he said in a statement.
  • Frank Lampard in This is London
    It maybe sends out a message to people who say we have no spirit but at the same time it was just a show of unity in the team,he said. "There was a determination there before this game. No one wanted to go home with their tail between...
  • Kirk Ferentz in International Herald Tribune
    For my first interview in Cleveland, Scott's the guy that drove me back to the airport,Ferentz said Wednesday at the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla. "I had my tail between my legs, and he said 'You know, you didn't do that bad.' He gave me a...

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