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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of fishtail.


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  • The Audi crossed in front of the truck and "fishtailed" across the highway into an oncoming car, Brian told last week's hearing.


  • Suddenly, he incited onto a side street, fishtailed to face a approach he'd come, as good as stopped.

    Nevermore: Welcome to Baltimore

  • Troopers say Contos hit his brakes and the motorcycle fishtailed.

    Motorcyclist Dies On Ride Protesting Helmet Law In New York

  • Contos, of Parish, hit his brakes, and his motorcycle fishtailed and went out of control, flipping him over the handlebars, police said.

    Motorcyclist in helmet protest ride hits head, dies

  • His hands jerked on the wheel and the Mustang fishtailed.

    Crimson Wind

  • "I started turning the wheel about three-quarters of the way down and fishtailed off to the right," he said.

    Chasing the Ghosts of 'Bullitt'

  • The wheels spun out and the truck fishtailed, but they kept a good distance from me.

    Miles to Go

  • She didn't let his hand go as she fishtailed into another turn.

    Two of a Kind

  • The Lincoln's wheels spun shards of gravel and stone as they fishtailed down the road.

    Murderer's Road

  •     When she had finished him she climbed into the front seat and turned the key and the big Cadillac engine fired and roared and she fishtailed away and drove like a mighty rushing wind back to her house and ran in and told her sister, breathless, pointing, heaving, giggling Look what Jimmy Dale gave me!

    Love and Destruction In A '67 El Dorado


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