from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition of having a tail.
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We'd like to hit some of it given the back caudation in geo markets we haven't done anything yet.
CRAWLEY, who, what with the habit of cerebral hallucination due to brandy and the present flutter of his spirits and his conscience, had for a moment or two lost all the landmarks of probability, no sooner felt his hand encounter a tail -- slight in size, but stiff as a pug's, and straight as a pointer's -- than he uttered a dismal howl, and it is said that for a single moment he really suspected premature caudation had been inflicted on him for his crimes.