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trundletail

[truhn-dl-teyl]
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noun Archaic.
  1. a dog with a curly tail.
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Origin of trundletail

First recorded in 1480–90; trundle + tail1
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  • The trundletail was a species of dog in little estimation, I believe; it is mentioned in the "Lear" of Shakespeare.

    A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 12 (of 15)

    Robert Dodsley