from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a docked or banged tail: as, a bang-tailed horse.
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He talked polo, golf, tennis and horses; he dined at several most elaborate "cottages"; he rode forth on glossy, bang-tailed horses, perfectly appointed; he drove in marvellously conceived traps in company with most engaging damsels.
They had slipped there, luckily unseen, for the knowing were given to following the one-handed horseman in faded pink, who, on his bang-tailed black mare, had a knack of getting so well away.
"These bang-tailed little sinners any good?" said Drysdale, throwing some cock-a-bondies across the table.