And yet the dioramas of Adam and Eve in the Creation Museum do not picture them with tails, for some reason.
Chicken satay and shrimp cocktail are also good options, as you can watch the skewers and tails stack up.
Was he nice to dogs when he was growing up, or was he the kind of kid who pulled their tails and tied their ears together?
The exhibition begins with a photo of two mermaids posed side-by-side on their stomachs with their tails sticking up in the air.
Imagine an elderly widow trying to make heads or tails out of this maze of complicated tax law.
Boil two or three small lobsters, take out the tails, and cut them in two.
When they did at last meet, old Spot never mentioned93 tails at all.
For their tails are like serpents, and have heads, and with them they harm.
Their tails are endowed with the most wonderful degree of flexibility.
And they went together to the spot, and there sure enough were the points of the tails sticking up out of the water.
"hindmost part of an animal," Old English tægl, tægel, from Proto-Germanic *tagla- (cf. Old High German zagal, German Zagel "tail," dialectal German Zagel "penis," Old Norse tagl "horse's tail"), from PIE *doklos, from root *dek- "something long and thin" (referring to such things as fringe, lock of hair, horsetail; cf. Old Irish dual "lock of hair," Sanskrit dasah "fringe, wick"). The primary sense, at least in Germanic, seems to have been "hairy tail," or just "tuft of hair," but already in Old English the word was applied to the hairless "tails" of worms, bees, etc. Another Old English word for "tail" was steort (see stark).
Meaning "reverse side of a coin" is from 1680s; that of "backside of a person, buttocks" is recorded from c.1300; slang sense of "pudenda" is from mid-14c.; that of "woman as sex object" is from 1933, earlier "prostitute" (1846). The tail-race (1776) is the part of a mill race below the wheel. To turn tail "take flight" (1580s) originally was a term in falconry. The image of the tail wagging the dog is attested from 1907.
"limitation of ownership," a legal term, early 14c. in Anglo-French; late 13c. in Anglo-Latin, in most cases a shortened form of entail.
"follow secretly," U.S. colloquial, 1907, is from earlier sense of "follow or drive cattle," from tail (n.1). Related: Tailed; tailing. Tail off "diminish" is attested from 1854.
The posterior part of an animal, especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body.
Men's formal dress
: tailing a jewelry salesman (1907+)
one's ass off, drag-tail, drag one's tail, get one's tail in a gate, have a broom up one's ass, have a tiger by the tail, have someone or something by the tail, piece of ass, ringtail, shavetail, work one's ass off
[in the second noun sense, tail, ''sex organ,'' is found by 1362]