Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The tail of a fish.
  • noun A thysanurous insect of the family Lepismidæ, as Lepisma domestica or L. saccharina; a silvertail; a silver-fish: in this sense properly fishtail. See Lepisma. Also called fishmoth.
  • Shaped like a fish's tail; resembling a fish's tail in any way.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Like the of a fish; acting, or producing something, like the tail of a fish.

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Examples

  • I approve of fairies, so I had to include here the site-specific “faerie fish-tail reading a fishy fairy tale,” number 14.

    Friends of the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library Art Show, Stony Creek, Conn.

  • By the mid-60s two distinct clans clashed on bank holidays: the clean-cut mods in their fish-tail parkas, who listened to R 'n' B and the Who on their scooters and the rougher rockers on their motorbikes.

    Is music tribalism dead?

  • My friends often helped me by experimenting with different hairstyles, such as my personal favorite, the fish-tail braid.

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  • I approve of fairies, so I had to include here the site-specific “faerie fish-tail reading a fishy fairy tale,” number 14.

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  • My friends often helped me by experimenting with different hairstyles, such as my personal favorite, the fish-tail braid.

    Jessica Norton: Rapunzel No More

  • In thick walls, the fixing is achieved by digging a hole shaped like a fish-tail and leaving a gap of at least 5 cm around the fixing anchor.

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  • He tasted a bit of toasted fish-tail, but as usual lacked appetite.

    The Languages of Pao

  • In the fish-tail the two orifices are bored in the one piece of steatite, and virtually join at their external ends; in the acetylene burner, two separate pieces of steatite, three-quarters of an inch or more apart, carried by completely separate supports, are each drilled with one hole, and the flame stands vertically midway between them.

    Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use

  • If acetylene can be consumed without polymerisation in burners of the simple fish-tail or bat's-wing type, it should show a higher illuminating efficiency.

    Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use

  • Granjon has concluded from his investigations that the Manchester or fish-tail burners are economical when they consume 0.7 cubic foot per hour and when the pressure is between 2 and 2.4 inches.

    Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use

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