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Bobtail  n.  An animal (as a horse or dog) with a short tail.
Rag, tag, and bobtail, the rabble.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Bobtail" Quotes from Famous Books

... again To that tag-rag-and-bobtail? What's the use Of a man's working to keep a decent home, When his own mother tries ...
— Krindlesyke • Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

... perhaps as a shyster. But in these robes of my high office I am a high priest of the law; just as you, my dear girl, are one of its many devoted and worthy priestesses. Can you imagine me going to court in a bowler hat or arguing to the jury in a cutaway coat or bobtail business suit? Can you picture Ephraim Tutt with his hair cut short or in an Ascot tie, any more than you can envisage him in riding breeches or wearing lilacs? No! There is but one Mr. Tutt, and these are his only garments. He who steals my hat may steal trash, but ...
— Tutt and Mr. Tutt • Arthur Train

Words linked to "Bobtail" :   sheep dog, shepherd dog, ragtag and bobtail, dock, bob

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