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- adj. Alternative spelling of longtailed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a long tail; hence, long-drawn; attenuated.
- In entomology, having a long-exserted ovipositor, as many ichneumons; having a long terebra or borer.
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In the morning they glide just above the rough plush of the marshlands, as though on leashes, long-tailed and with yard-wide wings tipped upward, like dark Vs; then they suddenly fall in response to their wish, which is always the same --- to succeed again and again.
Eider were feeding alongside long-tailed ducks and common scoters, and the drake eiders were in full breeding plumage with their dove-like cooing calls echoing across the open sea.
Waterbirds such as the kingfisher suffered very high mortality rates when rivers and streams froze over, while small insect-eating species such as the treecreeper, goldcrest, wren and long-tailed tit died because of widespread "glazed frosts", a layer of ice over the branches of trees which covered up their food supply.
"Even if you're an actuary inside the company and have all the data you need, you're still putting forward a guess" of what the claims will be on long-tailed businesses, says David Merkel , a former insurance actuary and now principal of Aleph Investments, which manages money mostly for individuals.
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch: Mild winters push long-tailed tit up garden bird chart
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Fossils of flying reptiles come in two versions: the older long-tailed pterosaurs and the more recent short-tailed versions.
Researchers from Japan said they watched seven long-tailed macaques cleaning the spaces between their teeth in the same manner as humans.
"The truth of the matter is that AIG wrote some very long-tailed policies, and a lot of factors influence the creation of appropriate reserves," Mr. Millstein said in the interview.
AIG earlier this month said it raised claims estimates for "long-tailed" insurance policies previously sold by the business, now known as Chartis, following a year-end review of its liabilities.
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