tail out

  1. (tr, adverb) to guide (timber) as it emerges from a power saw

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How to use tail out in a sentence

  • He pictured Maizie as wearing overalls, a man's shirt with the tail out, a big slouch hat, and buckskin gloves.

    David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
  • A very demon of a horse was tearing along the road, his mane flying, his tail out straight, and his body almost to the ground.

    Maid Sally | Harriet A. Cheever
  • This is a mighty puzzling proposition we're up against, and I can't make head or tail out of it.

    Motor Matt's Mystery | Stanley R. Matthews
  • I had been making strenuous efforts to pull the tail out of the cat that I might use it for a feather duster.

    The Blind Spot | Austin Hall
  • I sat down to read the thing, and by thunder, sir, I couldn't make head nor tail out of it!

    From Pillar to Post | John Kendrick Bangs