verb (used without object)
Examples from the Web for fish-tail
The gas-jet is on at the full—or rather the tap is, for the fish-tail burner doesn't realise its ideal.Somehow Good|William de Morgan
What, that big beast that looks as if it was made of india-rubber, with long whiskers and a sort of fish-tail?
The other, shaped like a fish-tail, sent it to right or left.The Motor Boys in the Clouds|Clarence Young
No accumulation of filth in every hue—of shell, and gill, and fish-tail—can disgust me.
The efficiency of this "fish-tail" burner was somewhat higher than that of the earlier ones.Artificial Light|M. Luckiesh