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bucktail

[buhk-teyl] /ˈbʌkˌteɪl/
noun, Angling.
1.
an artificial fly made of hairs of or like those of the tail of a deer.
Origin of bucktail
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15; buck1 + tail1
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  • This rod will handle the bucktail spinners which I use for trout and bass, when other things have failed.

    Woodcraft and Camping George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
  • The most commonly used for bucktail Streamers is flat tinsel ribbed with oval tinsel or no ribbing at all.

    How to Tie Flies E. C. Gregg
  • Then the operators appealed to the governor who sent in the famous bucktail regiment just victoriously back from the war.

    The Coming of Coal Robert W. Bruere
  • One of the bucktail Regiment lay on the ground in front of the tent, shot through the chest.

    In The Ranks R. E. McBride

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