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Tail

Definition: Limitation; abridgment.

Tail

Definition: Limited; abridged; reduced; curtailed; as, estate tail.

Tail

Definition: The terminal, and usually flexible, posterior appendage of an
animal.

Tail

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

Tail

Definition: Hence, the back, last, lower, or inferior part of anything,
-- as opposed to the head, or the superior part.

Tail

Definition: A train or company of attendants; a retinue.

Tail

Definition: 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.

Tail

Definition: The distal tendon of a muscle.

Tail

Definition: A downy or feathery appendage to certain achenes. It is
formed of the permanent elongated style.

Tail

Definition: 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.

Tail

Definition: One of the strips at the end of a bandage formed by splitting
the bandage one or more times.

Tail

Definition: A rope spliced to the strap of a block, by which it may be
lashed to anything.

Tail

Definition: The part of a note which runs perpendicularly upward or
downward from the head; the stem.

Tail

Definition: Same as Tailing, 4.

Tail

Definition: The bottom or lower portion of a member or part, as a slate
or tile.

Tail

Definition: See Tailing, n., 5.

Tail

Definition: To follow or hang to, like a tail; to be attached closely
to, as that which can not be evaded.

Tail

Definition: To pull or draw by the tail.

Tail

Definition: To hold by the end; -- said of a timber when it rests upon
a wall or other support; -- with in or into.

Tail

Definition: To swing with the stern in a certain direction; -- said of
a vessel at anchor; as, this vessel tails down stream.

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