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Tailing   Listen
noun
Tailing  n.  
1.
(Arch.) The part of a projecting stone or brick inserted in a wall.
2.
(Surg.) Same as Tail, n., 8 (a).
3.
Sexual intercourse. (Obs.)
4.
pl. The lighter parts of grain separated from the seed threshing and winnowing; chaff.
5.
pl. (Mining) The refuse part of stamped ore, thrown behind the tail of the buddle or washing apparatus. It is dressed over again to secure whatever metal may exist in it. Called also tails.
6.
(Elec.) A prolongation of current in a telegraph line, due to capacity in the line and causing signals to run together.






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"Tailing" Quotes from Famous Books



... racing-like turf, extremely well adapted for trying the pace either of horses or hounds. And very soon it did try the pace of them, for they had not gone above a mile before there was very considerable tailing with both. To be sure, they had never been very well together, but still the line lengthened instead of contracting. Horses that could hardly be held downhill, and that applied themselves to the turf, on landing, as if they could never have enough of it, now began to bear upon the rein ...
— Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour • R. S. Surtees

... feathers sticking every which way. The proudest hour of Hughy Bellmer's life was when the march started, and he walked beside Helen—same parade as always—through that wide hall between the Astor gallery and the big ball room; committeemen and patronesses at the head and the line tailing. You may believe the plumes drooped and the war paint trickled. Nelly was the only girl looked at. Milly, you should have been there? Headache? You ...
— The Bacillus of Beauty - A Romance of To-day • Harriet Stark

... them, after presenting the cava root, came boldly on board. The ships anchored in Van Diemen's Road, just outside the breakers, with a casting-anchor and cable to seaward in forty-seven-fathom water, to prevent them from tailing on the rocks. Their decks were quickly crowded with natives, who brought off only native cloths, for which the seamen too readily gave them clothes. To put a stop to this proceeding, Captain Cook ordered that no sort of curiosities should be purchased by any person whatever. The good ...
— Captain Cook - His Life, Voyages, and Discoveries • W.H.G. Kingston



Words linked to "Tailing" :   following, chase, pursuit



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