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tails

1. The bottom side of a coin, especially when tossed into the air to determine an outcome. If it's heads, I'll do the dishes, but if it's tails, then you have to do them. "Tails!" he shouted as Sarah tossed the coin in the air.
2. A formal coat with long, split ends at the back. When were seated by a maître d' was wearing tails, I knew we were in for a very fancy meal. I need to get my tails dry cleaned for the gala next Tuesday.
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tails

n. a tuxedo with long sections in back. Ralph had to rent tails for the evening.
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References in classic literature ?
Bobby fought his way through the rain to the Tail Twisters' temporary mess, and Revere could have fallen on the boy's neck for the joy of seeing that ugly, wholesome phiz once more.
By what power he drew after him the hearts of the roughest, and the Tail Twisters counted in their ranks some rough diamonds indeed, was a mystery to both skipper and C.
It's a really weird solution to an age-old problem, but would you have your aging mother, father or grandparents wear a "robotic tail" so they can keep their balance?
Sometimes, the mother itself would grip the tail of the infant so that it is prevented from moving too far away from the mother.
The main reason given not to dock sheep tails was because respondents raised haired sheep, which do not accumulate as much dag, urine, and faeces on the breech region, compared to wool sheep.
As technology is at the heart of Pawsome Tails, the amount raised will also be utilised in strengthening its backend and in developing the technology further.
As a hardcore, dyed-in-the-wool tree-rat hunter myself, I've probably tossed away bushels of tails leftover from the field dressing process through the years.
One of the most recognisable animals in Blair Drummond Safari Park is the ring-tailed lemur with it's distinctive black and white striped tail.
Scientists have discovered a spider from 100 million years ago that had a tail, making it a potent nightmare fuel when its fangs and webbing are added to the mix.
and one had a tail nearly 15 feet (4.5 meters) long.
With A, CO 5 sts, leaving a long tail for finishing.
The unusual items appeared in the store this week and have been promoted across Facebook as a daring new fashion range, with items including fox, leopard and even dinosaur tails available to buy.
Studying the function of tails among these early land vertebrates hasn't been simple, partly because of a poor fossil record.