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tail out

(transitive, adverb) to guide (timber) as it emerges from a power saw
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  • "I'm blessed if I can make head or tail out of the game," admitted Jerry.

  • No more than if a man was to stick his tail out and blow against a gale.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ill be glad if you can make head or tail out of the old fellow, he said, and led the way into the barred room.

  • 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
  • Then groups would shove away from the fleet and tail out into a long procession as they raced for home.

    A Floating Home Cyril Ionides
  • I had been making strenuous efforts to pull the tail out of the cat that I might use it for a feather duster.

    The Blind Spot Austin Hall

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