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tailing

[ tey-ling ]
/ ˈteɪ lɪŋ /
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noun

the part of a projecting stone or brick tailed or inserted in a wall.
tailings,
  1. Building Trades. gravel, aggregate, etc., failing to pass through a given screen.
  2. the residue of any product, as in mining; leavings.

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Origin of tailing

First recorded in 1640–50; tail1 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for tailing

tailing
/ (ˈteɪlɪŋ) /

noun

the part of a beam, rafter, projecting brick or stone, etc, embedded in a wall
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