noun, plural cau·dae [kou-dee, kaw-] /ˈkaʊ di, ˈkɔ-/. Anatomy, Zoology.
Origin of cauda
Examples from the Web for cauda
Historical Examples of cauda
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.
They are, however, found already in Provenal poetry, and consist of the forehead (frons) and the tail or veer (cauda).
Here the frons is connected with the cauda, which recurs in each stanza as a kind of refrain, by means of concatenatio.
As to the rhythmical structure of the half-verses used in the cauda of the stanza cf. the explanations given in 64.
- any tail-like structure
- the posterior part of an organ