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Noun
The caudal appendage of an animal that is attached to its posterior
“It's also possible that an Apatosaurus tail had a highly flexible extension, equivalent to a bullwhip's popper.”
Noun
The hindmost part of an animal
“Khadya, meanwhile, gathered the composure to lift her bow and fire a shot at the tail of the beast.”
Noun
The back of an object, especially a vehicle, vessel or plane
“The plane bounced twice as it touched down onto the runway, and he was forced back in his seat as the tail of the plane followed suit.”
Noun
The back, or more distant, part of something
“Three of them lined up at the tail of the field.”
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The end or last part of a given period or event
“He made his comeback at the tail of the season, but hurt his ankle again and gave up trying to shake it off.”
Noun
A group of people, especially forming a line, row or rank
“A procession came of monks came into sight, with a long tail of people following them.”
Noun
A length of hair
“Her long, shining tail of hair swished back and forth over her bare shoulders as she marched away.”
Noun
A person's buttocks
“So, Mr. Simpson, you admit you grabbed her tail. What do you have to say in your defense?”
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A person (especially a detective) secretly following another to observe their movements
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“In a scene right out of The Sopranos, a tail followed a BFI truck out of the Lincoln Tunnel one evening and nearly ran it off the road in New Jersey.”
Noun
A person who engages in carnal activity for payment
Noun
A person secretly following and observing another
Noun
A thin, flat piece of material made of cloth, paper, metal, etc.
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A projecting part of an invertebrate or other living organism, with a distinct appearance or function
Noun
Cattle tail used in cooking
Noun
The other side of something, especially a flat surface
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The thicker end of something, especially a tool or a weapon
Noun
A steady flow of liquid or gas
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Close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal
Noun
A line or sequence of people or things
Noun
The tip or furthermost part of something
Verb
To follow or track, especially closely or stealthily
“To tail them, the private detective agency must have at least two different vehicles, so that they won't be discovered when tailing after one target.”
Verb
To move or progress slowly, failing to keep up with others
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Adjective
Situated at the rear
Adjective
Coming at the end of a series
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