from The Century Dictionary.
- In archery, gradually decreasing in diameter from the point to the nock: said of an arrow.
- Having the tail cut short: as, “a bobtailed cur,”
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Having the tail cut short, or naturally short; curtailed.
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- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
- adjective Having a
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- adjective having a short or shortened tail
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"bobtailed" -- to be discharged or to be given a discharge without honor.
The disgrace of being parent to a "bobtailed" and condemned criminal was as the bitterness of death.
The cars were little "bobtailed" receptacles, usually badly painted and more often than not in a desperate state of disrepair.
"bobtailed" out of the ---- th, he had turned up at the old arsenal recruiting depot at St. Louis, clean-shaven, neat, deft-handed, helpful, to the end that an optimistic troop commander "took him on again," in the belief that a reform had indeed been inaugurated.
Sometimes fur hats, bobtailed coats, or dirty panamas.
I came home with three cats, two bobtailed sisters and a black-and-white.
And as the bobtailed, long-necked chestnut, trying to get his head, jerked the left hand, covered by a thick dogskin glove, the doctor raised his voice over the hedge:
The Emperor, surrounded by his suite of officers and courtiers, was riding a bobtailed chestnut mare, a different one from that which he had ridden at the review, and bending to one side he gracefully held a gold lorgnette to his eyes and looked at a soldier who lay prone, with blood on his uncovered head.
Tsarevo-Zaymishche he rode his light bay bobtailed ambler accompanied by his Guards, his bodyguard, his pages, and aides-de-camp.
One in a black uniform with white plumes in his hat rode a bobtailed chestnut horse, the other who was in a white uniform rode a black one.