- a tail or taillike appendage.
Origin of cauda
1690–1700; < Latin: tail
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We can remember well enough when we donned the ‘cauda virilis,’ but not when we left off petticoats.Tracks of a Rolling Stone
Henry J. Coke
Only in the last-mentioned poem does the cauda consist of six two-beat sectional verses.
Here the frons is connected with the cauda, which recurs in each stanza as a kind of refrain, by means of concatenatio.
They are, however, found already in Provenal poetry, and consist of the forehead (frons) and the tail or veer (cauda).
As to the rhythmical structure of the half-verses used in the cauda of the stanza cf. the explanations given in 64.
- zoology the area behind the anus of an animal; tail
- any tail-like structure
- the posterior part of an organ
- A tail or taillike structure, or a tapering or elongated extremity of an organ or other part.
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