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silvertail

[sil-ver-teyl] /ˈsɪl vərˌteɪl/
noun, Australia and New Zealand Informal.
1.
a person of affluence or influence.
Origin of silvertail
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; silver + tail1
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  • You're a lad of penetration, Bill; now saddle me silvertail as fast as you can.

    Matilda Montgomerie Major (John) Richardson
  • The most forgetful squirrel in the wood was called silvertail.

    The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes Beatrix Potter
  • "Why to saddle silvertail, to be sure," said the youth, who was just closing the door for that purpose.

    Matilda Montgomerie Major (John) Richardson
  • I didn't relish the task very well, as I was rather cold, and old silvertail was full of his mischief.

    Wreaths of Friendship

    T. S. Arthur and F. C. Woodworth
  • Lollypop and silvertail got well away, but the young horse merely pawed the air.

    Boy Woodburn Alfred Ollivant
  • silvertail, clinging gamely to her leader, brushed through the fence and pecked heavily on landing.

    Boy Woodburn Alfred Ollivant
  • Boy tapped silvertail with such an increase of emphasis that the old mare snatched resentfully at her bit.

    Boy Woodburn Alfred Ollivant
  • He was on Heart of Oak, she high above him, perched like a bird on tall old silvertail, who looked like a spinster and was one.

    Boy Woodburn Alfred Ollivant
  • Scarcely was the thought conceived, before silvertail was again at full career, and on his way to the inn.

    Matilda Montgomerie Major (John) Richardson
British Dictionary definitions for silvertail

silvertail

/ˈsɪlvəˌteɪl/
noun
1.
(Austral, informal) a rich and influential person
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