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tail  

[1]  
      n  
1    the region of the vertebrate body that is posterior to or above the anus and contains an elongation of the vertebral column, esp. forming a flexible movable appendage  
   Related adj       caudal  
2    anything resembling such an appendage in form or position; the bottom, lowest, or rear part  
the tail of a shirt     
3    the last part or parts  
the tail of the storm     
4    the rear part of an aircraft including the fin, tail plane, and control surfaces; empennage  
5      (Astronomy)   the luminous stream of gas and dust particles, up to 200 million kilometres long, driven from the head of a comet, when close to the sun, under the effect of the solar wind  
6    the rear portion of a bomb, rocket, missile, etc., usually fitted with guiding or stabilizing vanes  
7    a line of people or things  
8    a long braid or tress of hair  
a ponytail, a pigtail     
9      (Angling, Also called)   tailfly   the lowest fly on a wet-fly cast  
10    a final short line in a stanza  
11    Informal   a person employed to follow and spy upon another or others  
12       an informal word for       buttocks  
13    Taboo slang  
a    the female genitals  
b    a woman considered sexually (esp. in the phrases piece of tail, bit of tail)  
14      (Printing)  
a    the margin at the foot of a page  
b    the bottom edge of a book  
15    the lower end of a pool or part of a stream  
16    Informal   the course or track of a fleeing person or animal  
the police are on my tail     
17    modifier   coming from or situated in the rear  
a tail wind     
18    turn tail   to run away; escape  
19    with one's tail between one's legs   in a state of utter defeat or confusion  
      vb  
20    to form or cause to form the tail  
21    to remove the tail of (an animal); dock  
22    tr   to remove the stalk of  
to top and tail the gooseberries     
23    tr   to connect (objects, ideas, etc.) together by or as if by the tail  
24    tr  
Informal   to follow stealthily  
25    tr     (Austral)   to tend (cattle) on foot  
26    intr   (of a vessel) to assume a specified position, as when at a mooring  
27    to build the end of (a brick, joist, etc.) into a wall or (of a brick, etc.) to have one end built into a wall,   (See also)        tail off       tail out       tails  
     (Old English tægel; related to Old Norse tagl horse's tail, Gothic tagl hair, Old High German zagal tail)  
  tailless      adj  
  taillessly      adv  
  taillessness      n  
  tail-like      adj  
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