n.1.(Law) Limitation; abridgment.
Estate in tail
a limited, abridged, or reduced fee; an estate limited to certain heirs, and from which the other heirs are precluded; - called also estate tail.
- Blackstone.
a.1.(Law) Limited; abridged; reduced; curtailed; as, estate tail.
n.1.(Zool.) The terminal, and usually flexible, posterior appendage of an animal.
2.Any long, flexible terminal appendage; whatever resembles, in shape or position, the tail of an animal, as a catkin.
3.Hence, the back, last, lower, or inferior part of anything, - as opposed to the head, or the superior part.
The Lord will make thee the head, and not the tail.
- Deut. xxviii. 13.
4.A train or company of attendants; a retinue.
"Ah," said he, "if you saw but the chief with his tail on."
- Sir W. Scott.
5.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.
6.(Anat.) The distal tendon of a muscle.
7.(Bot.) A downy or feathery appendage to certain achenes. It is formed of the permanent elongated style.
8.(Surg.) 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.
9.(Naut.) A rope spliced to the strap of a block, by which it may be lashed to anything.
10.(Mus.) The part of a note which runs perpendicularly upward or downward from the head; the stem.
11.Same as Tailing, 4.
12.(Arch.) The bottom or lower portion of a member or part, as a slate or tile.
13.(Mining) See Tailing, n., 5.
14.(Astronomy) the long visible stream of gases, ions, or dust particles extending from the head of a comet in the direction opposite to the sun.
15.(Rope Making) 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.
16.A tailed coat; a tail coat.
17.(Aëronautics) In airplanes, an airfoil or group of airfoils used at the rear to confer stability.
18.the buttocks.
19.sexual intercourse, or a woman used for sexual intercourse; as, to get some tail; to find a piece of tail. See also tailing{3}.
Tail beam
(Arch.) Same as Tailpiece.
Tail coverts
(Zool.) the feathers which cover the bases of the tail quills. They are sometimes much longer than the quills, and form elegant plumes. Those above the quills are called the upper tail coverts, and those below, the under tail coverts.
Tail end
the latter end; the termination; as, the tail end of a contest.
Tail joist
(Arch.) Same as Tailpiece.
Tail of a comet
(Astron.) a luminous train extending from the nucleus or body, often to a great distance, and usually in a direction opposite to the sun.
Tail of a gale
(Naut.) the latter part of it, when the wind has greatly abated.
Tail of a lock
the lower end, or entrance into the lower pond.
- Totten.
Tail of the trenches
(Fort.) the post where the besiegers begin to break ground, and cover themselves from the fire of the place, in advancing the lines of approach.
Tail spindle
the spindle of the tailstock of a turning lathe; - called also dead spindle.
To turn tail
to run away; to flee.
v. t.1.To follow or hang to, like a tail; to be attached closely to, as that which can not be evaded.
2.To pull or draw by the tail.
To tail in
(Arch.) to fasten by one of the ends into a wall or some other support; as, to tail in a timber.
v. i.1.(Arch.) To hold by the end; - said of a timber when it rests upon a wall or other support; - with in or into.
2.(Naut.) To swing with the stern in a certain direction; - said of a vessel at anchor; as, this vessel tails down stream.
Tail on
(Naut.) See Tally on, under Tally.
Noun1.tail - the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
2.tail - the time of the last part of something; "the fag end of this crisis-ridden century"; "the tail of the storm"
Synonyms: fag end, tail end
3.tail - any projection that resembles the tail of an animal
Synonyms: tail end
4.Tailtail - 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?"
5.tail - a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
Synonyms: shadower, shadow
6.tail - (usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head
head - (usually plural) an obverse side of a coin that bears the representation of a person's head; "call heads or tails!"
7.tail - the rear part of an aircraft
8.tail - the rear part of a ship
Verb1.tail - go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
2.tail - remove or shorten the tail of an animal
Synonyms: bob, dock
3.tail - remove the stalk of fruits or berries

TAIL. An estate tail is an estate of inheritance, to a man or a woman and his or her heirs of his or her body, or heirs of his body of a particular description, or to several persons and the heirs of their bodies, or the heirs generally or specially of the body or bodies of one person, or several bodies. Prest. on Estates, 355; Cruise, tit. 2, c. 1, s. 12.
     2. Estates tail, as qualified "in their limitation and extent, are of several sorts. They have different denominations, according to the circumstances under which, or the persons to whom they are limited. They are usually divided into estates tail general or special.
     3. But they may be more advantageously arranged under the following classes.
     4.-1. As to the extent of the degree to which the estates may descend, they are, 1st, general; 2d, qualified.
     5.-2. As to the sex of the person who may succeed, they are, 1st. General, as extending to males or females of the body, without exception. 2d. Special, as admitting only one sex to the succession, and excluding the other sex.
     6.-3. As to the person by whom or by whose body those heirs are to be begotten, they are either, 1st. General, as to all the heirs of the body of a man or woman. 2d. Special, as to the heirs of the body of a man or woman begotten by a particular person, or to the heirs of the two bodies of a man and woman. On the several species of estates tail noticed under this division, it may be observed, that the same estate may at the same time, be general in one respect; as, for example, to all the heirs of the body in whatever degree they are related; and may be, special in another respect, as that these heirs shall be males, &c. Prest. on Estates, 383, 4.
     7. The law relating to entails is diversified in the several states. In Indiana and Louisiana they never existed they are unknown in Illinois and Vermont. In Ohio, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and New York, estates tail are converted into estates in fee simple by statute; and they may be barred by a simple conveyance in Pennsylvania. In Alabama, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey, Connecticut and North Carolina, they have been modified, and in Georgia, they have been abolished without reservation. Griff. Reg. h.t. Vide, generally, 8 Vin. Ab. 227 to 272; 10 Id. 257 to 269; 20 Id. 163; Bac. Ab. Estate in tail; 4 Com. Dig. 17; 4 Kent, Com. 12; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.; and. 1 Bro. Civ. Law, 188, where an attempt is made to prove that an estate resembling an estate tail was not unknown to the Romans.

To see only the tail of an animal in your dream, signifies annoyances and complications in situations where pleasure was surely to be expected. To dream that you have grown a tail of an animal, forewarns that your evil and manipulative ways will catch up with you, giving you much distress and trouble. To dream that you cut of the tail of an animal, symbolizes that you will suffer misfortune as a result of you careless ways.Thule, Ultima Thule, acknowledgments, adherent, affix, aft, after, aftermost, afterpart, afterpiece, allonge, appendage, appendix, arm, arse, ass, attendant, back door, back matter, back seat, back side, backside, backward, bastard title, bedog, behind, bibliography, bitter end, bottom, bottom dollar, bough, boundary, braid, branch, breech, brush, buff, bum, bun, butt, butt end, buttocks, can, catch line, catchword, cauda, caudal, caudal appendage, caudate, caudated, caudation, caudiform, cavaliere servente, chase, cheeks, chignon, coda, codicil, coil, colophon, come after, come behind, commentary, conclusive, contents, contents page, copyright page, courtier, croup, cue, dangler, dedication, definitive, dependent, determinative, disciple, dock, dog, enclitic, endleaf, endmost, endpaper, endsheet, envoi, epilogue, errata, eventual, extreme, extremity, eye, fag end, fan, fanny, fantail, farthest, farthest bound, final, flag, flunky, flyleaf, folio, follow a clue, follow up, follower, following, fore edge, foreword, front matter, go after, go behind, half-title page, hand, hanger-on, head, heel, henchman, hind, hind end, hind part, hinder, hindermost, hindhand, hindhead, hindmost, homme de cour, hound, hunt down, imp, imprint, index, infix, inscription, interlineation, interpolation, introduction, joint, jumping-off place, keister, knot, last, leaf, leg, limb, limit, limiting, link, lobe, lobule, makeup, marginalia, member, move behind, nib, nose, nose out, note, occiput, offshoot, organ, page, parasite, partisan, pigtail, pinion, plait, point, polar, pole, posterior, postern, postscript, prat, preface, prefix, preliminaries, proclitic, public, pursuer, pursuivant, queue, rabbit, ramification, rattail, rear end, rearmost, rearward, recto, retrograde, reverse, reverso, rider, rump, run down, run to earth, runner, running title, rusty-dusty, satellite, scholia, scion, sectary, signature, smell out, sniff out, spray, sprig, spur, stalk, stern, stooge, string along, stub, stump, subtitle, successor, suffix, supporter, switch, tab, table of contents, tag, tag after, tag along, tag end, tagtail, tail end, tailed, tailgate, taillike, tailpiece, tendril, terminal, terminating, terminative, text, tip, title, title page, topknot, trace, trace down, track, track down, trail after, trailer, train, trainbearer, tread close upon, trim size, tuchis, tush, tushy, twig, twist, type page, ultimate, verso, votary, wake, ward heeler, wing
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