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tail down

To dwindle, diminish, or fade down; to become weaker, smaller, or less active. As is typical, shares for the company began to tail down shortly after the massive spike yesterday. After the number of applicants continued tailing down year after year, the competition launched a huge marketing campaign to spark new interest in the public.
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You can make small adjustments to the nock point position to bring the tail down (Vs inch at a time), but do not make large adjustments.
The second was hauled up to 100 feet and crashed nose down into soil, and the third is planned to come in from 100 feet, tail down, into soil.
2a); opening the mouth wider than it was during the period the animal was approaching the plume (open mouth); gulping, or a wide opening of the mouth in combination with visible excretion of water through the gills (gulping); becoming vertical, or sinking the tail deep into the water with an angle relative to the surface >45[degrees] and raising the mouth to the surface (tail down) (Fig.
It's not barking now, its ears are back, its tail down. It makes a rush at him.
"You've just got to bust your tail down there and be in position because you never know what's going to happen," Lowe said.
"After that, I had to defend quite hard for a while because the guy behind was still right on my tail down the straights, but once I had succeeded in breaking the tow, I was able to pull away and then it was just a question of controlling my pace.
This means that pilots angled the plane too sharply -- nose up, tail down -- eventually reaching such a tilt that air flow patterns around the wings were altered.
She would wander off, ears and tail down, apparently not even recognizing me calling and waving to her.
"If a dog isn't happy it could have its ears down, its lips brought back and its tail down low.