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tail out

(transitive, adverb) to guide (timber) as it emerges from a power saw
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  • No more than if a man was to stick his tail out and blow against a gale.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
  • You may have to turn it back-to-front and straddle it to keep your tail out of the way.

    Garth and the Visitor L. J. Stecher
  • "I'm blessed if I can make head or tail out of the game," admitted Jerry.

  • The d-d-devil himself couldn't make head nor tail out of it.

    The Redemption of David Corson

    Charles Frederic Goss
  • I don't suppose though you'll be able to make head or tail out of it.

    The Apartment Next Door William Andrew Johnston
  • More often he sticks his head under a root or into a hollow log, leaving his tail out ready for action.

    Wood Folk at School William J. Long
  • And there wasn't another young gobbler on the farm that was likely to have a tail out of the ordinary.

    The Tale of Turkey Proudfoot Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Cut the tail out of another piece of cardboard, and glue it in a slit made in the end of the cork.

    The Boy Craftsman A. Neely Hall
  • But it was impossible for any one to make head or tail out of this welter of interest, commissions, indemnities, and usury.

    The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann
  • Paradoxical as it may seem, therefore, the danger of the swift dirigible is to blow its tail out rather than its head in.

    My Airships Alberto Santos-Dumont

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