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tails, plural;
  1. Follow and observe (someone) closely, esp. in secret
    • - a flock of paparazzi had tailed them all over Paris
  2. Follow
    • - they went to their favorite cafe—Bill and Sally tailed along
  3. (of an object in flight) Drift or curve in a particular direction
    • - the next pitch tailed in on me at the last second
  4. Provide with a tail
    • - her calligraphy was topped by banners of black ink and tailed like the haunches of fabulous beasts
  5. Join (one thing) to another
    • - each new row of houses tailed on its drains to those of its neighbors
  1. Limitation of ownership, esp. of an estate or title limited to a person and their heirs
    • - the land was held in tail general

  1. the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
  2. chase: go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
  3. dock: remove or shorten the tail of an animal
  4. fag end: the time of the last part of something; "the fag end of this crisis-ridden century"; "the tail of the storm"
  5. remove the stalk of fruits or berries
  6. buttocks: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
  7. The tail is the section at the rear end of an animal's body; in general, the term refers to a distinct, flexible appendage to the torso. It is the part of the body that corresponds roughly to the sacrum and coccyx in mammals and birds. ...
  8. A Comet tail and coma are illuminated by the Sun and may become visible from Earth when a comet passes through the inner solar system, the dust reflecting sunlight directly and the gases glowing from ionisation. ...
  9. In cricket, the batting order is the sequence in which batsmen play through their team's innings, there always being two batsmen taking part at any one time. All eleven players in a team are required to bat if the innings is completed (i.e. ...
  10. The tail of the horse and other equines consists of two parts, the dock and the skirt. The dock consists of is the muscles and skin covering the coccygeal vertebrae. The term "skirt" refers to the long hairs that fall below the dock. ...
  11. "Tail" is the first single by Powderfinger from their debut album Parables for Wooden Ears. The music video for "Tail" appeared on the bonus DVD of Dream Days at the Hotel Existence. The version used in the video is shorter and slightly different in instrumentation.
  12. tail is a program on Unix and Unix-like systems used to display the last few lines of a text file or piped data.
  13. The caudal appendage of an animal that is attached to its posterior and near the anus; The tail-end of an object, e.g. ...
  14. (tails) Short for tailcoat; The side of a coin that doesn't bear the picture of the head of state or similar
  15. (TAILING) Each drop of ink printed out of an ink jet printer has a tail or portion of the drop that is traveling slower than the main body. As the drop travels farther from the print head, the tail gets longer. ...
  16. (TAILING) This word describes the waste material that is left or discarded after the gold is removed. Also called dumps, these are generally piles or rocks or debris left from the mining operation. Once considered worthless, tailings have become a target for modern prospectors. ...
  17. (Tailing) A term used to describe the asymmetrical shape of a peak, technically defined as having an asymmetry factor >1.
  18. (Tailing) Asymmetry of a peak such that, relative to the baseline, the front is steeper than the rear.
  19. (Tailing) Controlling the exit or entry of a line at the top of a capstan. The tailing force is a reduction of the hauling load due to the grip of the line wraps around the capstan.
  20. (Tailing) Following or keeping a subject under surveillance while he or she is moving.
  21. (Tailing) The phenomenon in which a normal Gaussian peak has an asymmetry factor greater than 1. The peak will have an extended trailing edge. Tailing is caused by packing sites that have both a stronger-than-normal retention for the solute and slower desorption kinetics. ...
  22. (Tailing) The rock wastes which are rejected from a concentrating process after the recoverable valuable minerals have been extracted.
  23. (Tailing) This term refers to the behavior of fish in shallow water where it is possible to see the caudal fins as they feed. Tailing fish are an exciting discovery and generally signal the possibility of getting strikes by the proper presentation of the right fly.
  24. (Tailing) When a film unravels from a wrapped pallet, it is tailing. Tailing compromises load integrity and creates safety hazards in shipment and handling. Tailing can be caused by poor quality film and/or environmental and application factors.
  25. (tailing) The in vitro addition of the same nucleotide by the enzyme terminal transferase, to the 3´-hydroxyl ends of a duplex DNA molecule. a.k.a. homopolymeric trailing.