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Tailing   /tˈeɪlɪŋ/   Listen

The act of following someone secretly.  Synonym: shadowing.

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"Tailing" Quotes from Famous Books

... another mile his face brightened as he looked round. "All right, boys, they are tailing off fast. Three-quarters of them have stopped already. There are not above a score of the best mounted anywhere near us. Another mile and we will give ...
— On the Pampas • G. A. Henty

... trouble. The line lay across the open downs, composed of sound, springy, 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, ...
— Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour • R. S. Surtees

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

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