tail

tail
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. appendage, end; cauda; tip, extremity; rear, rudder, queue, pigtail, train; slang, shadow. See pendency, pursuit.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The prolongation of the spinal column]
Syn. rear end, rear appendage, extremity, stub, hind part, caudal appendage, cauda (Latin), coccyx, brush, scut, flag, dock, rudder*, cue*, fly swatter*, tassel*, wagger*; see also rear .
2. [The end of anything, especially if elongated]
Syn. last part, hindmost part, tailpiece; see end 4 .
Ant. origin*, head, beginning.
3. [The rear of an aircraft].
Parts in the tail of an airplane include: empennage, tail group, rudder, tail assembly, tail skid, stabilizer, diving rudder, horizontal tail fin, elevator, airfoil.
on one's tail*,
Syn. behind, shadowing, trailing; see following .
turn tail*,
Syn. run away, evade, avoid; see escape .
with one's tail between one's legs*,
Syn. in defeat, in fear, humbly, dejectedly; see fearfully .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. rear rump, backside, buttocks, *butt, hind end, posterior, behind, derriere, *tush, *ass.
2. appendage extremity, brush, whip, scut, coccyx.
II
v.
follow, trail, shadow, dog, hound, stalk, tag.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The hindmost part of something: end, rear1, tag end, tail end. See PRECEDE. 2. Something that follows : trail, train, wake2. See PRECEDE. 3. Informal. An agent assigned to observe and report on another: shadow, watcher. See INVESTIGATE. II verb Informal. To keep (another) under surveillance by moving along behind: dog, follow, shadow, track, trail. Informal: bird-dog. See PRECEDE.

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  • tail — 1 n [Anglo French, literally, cutting, from Old French, from taillier to cut, prune] 1: the condition of being limited or restricted by entailing a tenant in tail 2: entail (2) tail 2 adj: limited as to tenure see al …   Law dictionary

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  • Tail — утилита в UNIX, выводящая несколько (по умолчанию 10) последних строк из файла. Синтаксис tail [параметры] имя файла Ключ n <количество строк> (или просто <количество строк>) позволяет изменить количество выводимых строк: tail 20… …   Википедия

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  • Tail — Tail, a. (Law) Limited; abridged; reduced; curtailed; as, estate tail. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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