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tail end

1. The rear or hindmost part of a person or animal; the place where an animal's tail is or would be. The fish can be identified by the distinctive purple stripes on its tail end. I fell off the horse and landed right on my tail end.
2. The very final stretch, part, or period of something. I'm getting to the tail end of the book Carol got me for Christmas. The singer just walked off the stage at the tail end of the concert without saying a word.
See also: end, tail

tail-end

n. the back end of something or someone. He was at the tail-end of the long line.
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A number of tail-end growers had filed petitions in the court, seeking water supplies for their farmlands.
The speakers said that growers of district Badin especially from tail-end canals have been economically destroyed due to flawed planning of SIDA and frequent water theft.
" I know, tail-end growers are facing acute shortage of water and are facing hardships.
Badin -- A large number of growers and farmers staged round about a 15-kilometers long, 'march' on foot from Notkani stop to Tando Bago town on Sunday to register protest against 'artificial' water shortage in the tail-ends of district Badin.
PAGASA said the tail-end of a cold front is currently affecting Northern and Central Luzon.
Metro Manila, the Cordillera Administrative Region, the rest of Cagayan Valley Region, Aurora, and Quezon will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the tail-end of a cold front, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its 4 a.m.
Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Davao del Sur, and Davao Occidental will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms due to the tail-end of cold front.
Chief Secretary Rizwan Memon said he was monitoring riverine water distribution to the tail-end areas and distribution of tankers in Karachi.
The chief minister directed Irrigation department to further focus of proper distribution of water, particularly to the tail-end. 'The growers are staging protests, this is not good.
The bottlenecks in supply of water to tail-end growers would also be removed, he added.
Tail-end Charlies; the last battles of the bomber war, 1944-1945.
Local weather expert Paul Stevens warned that the town could yet suffer from the tail-end of the storms over the next 24 to 48 hours.
Tail-End Charlies: The Last Battles of the Bomber War, 1944-45 by John Nichol and Tony Rennell.
BADIN -- Leaders of several farmers' organisations have expressed deep concern over unavailability of water in the tail-end areas of Badin district despite flood in the Indus.
Addressing on the occasion, the leaders including Ameer Azad Panhwar, Dilshad Mari and others said that the concerned authorities had announced the water rotation for the supply of sufficient water to the tail-end growers but the concerned authorities have still not released water to Khor Wah due to which they are facing many hardships.