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Tail


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(1):

(n.) A tailed coat; a tail coat.

(2):

(n.) In some forms of rope-laying machine, pieces of rope attached to the iron bar passing through the grooven wooden top containing the strands, for wrapping around the rope to be laid.

(3):

(n.) In flying machines, a plane or group of planes used at the rear to confer stability.

(4):

(n.) One of the strips at the end of a bandage formed by splitting the bandage one or more times.

(5):

(n.) A rope spliced to the strap of a block, by which it may be lashed to anything.

(6):

(n.) The bottom or lower portion of a member or part, as a slate or tile.

(7):

(n.) Same as Tailing, 4.

(8):

(n.) The distal tendon of a muscle.

(9):

(n.) The side of a coin opposite to that which bears the head, effigy, or date; the reverse; - rarely used except in the expression "heads or tails," employed when a coin is thrown up for the purpose of deciding some point by its fall.

(10):

(n.) A train or company of attendants; a retinue.

(11):

(n.) Hence, the back, last, lower, or inferior part of anything, - as opposed to the head, or the superior part.

(12):

(n.) Any long, flexible terminal appendage; whatever resembles, in shape or position, the tail of an animal, as a catkin.

(13):

(n.) The terminal, and usually flexible, posterior appendage of an animal.

(14):

(a.) Limited; abridged; reduced; curtailed; as, estate tail.

(15):

(n.) Limitation; abridgment.

(16):

(n.) See Tailing, n., 5.

(17):

(v. t.) To follow or hang to, like a tail; to be attached closely to, as that which can not be evaded.

(18):

(v. t.) To pull or draw by the tail.

(19):

(v. i.) To hold by the end; - said of a timber when it rests upon a wall or other support; - with in or into.

(20):

(n.) A portion of an incision, at its beginning or end, which does not go through the whole thickness of the skin, and is more painful than a complete incision; - called also tailing.

(21):

(v. i.) To swing with the stern in a certain direction; - said of a vessel at anchor; as, this vessel tails down stream.

(22):

(n.) A downy or feathery appendage to certain achenes. It is formed of the permanent elongated style.

(23):

(n.) The part of a note which runs perpendicularly upward or downward from the head; the stem.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Tail'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/t/tail.html. 1828.

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
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