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  • adj. Having a long tail (used in the names of various birds and animals).


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  • Other aquatic mammals include the tucuxi or grey dolphin Sotalia fluviatilis, giant otter (EN) and longtailed otter.

    Central Amazonian Conservation Complex, Brazil

  • I finish the coffee while sitting on a rock watching some oldsquaws, I mean longtailed ducks, bouncing on the waves.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The longtailed moth followed the call to a deep cavern on an inlet of the northern coast of Aven.

    The Golden Torc

  • A longtailed moth, lime-green with windowpane eyespots, went fluttering from the high tower, down the northern cliffs, and over the dunes and badlands to the shore of the Catalan Lagoon.

    The Golden Torc

  • The old preacher had carefully combed his thin wool into a pyramid on the top of his head, and he looked, dressed in glossy black pants, longtailed blue coat, ruffled shirt, and high shirt collar, like

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • The hunters returned this evening having seen no tents or Indians nor any fresh sign of them; they killed two Mule deer, one common fallow or longtailed deer, 2 Buffaloe and 5 beaver, and saw several deer of the Mule kind of immence size, and also three of the Bighorned anamals. from the appearance of the Mule deer and the bighorned anamals we beleive ourselves fast approaching

    Original journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806

  • William slipped on his longtailed coat over his pajamas, hurried downstairs and married them there in the moonlight, after having examined the license the young man handed in through the parlor window.

    A Circuit Rider's Wife

  • The red wagon and the pair of little longtailed stallions, which he had driven for six years, were bought by the owner of a rival flour-mill in the parish of Vilray; but his best sleigh, with its coon-skin robes, was bought by the widow of Palass Poucette, who bought also the famous bearskin which Dolores had given her at Jean Jacques 'expense, and had been returned by her to its proper owner.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • The longtailed titmice come along in parties of six or eight, calling to each other as in turn they visit every tree.

    Hodge and His Masters

  • At one period he had procured from a slave-trader a very beautiful scarlet longtailed coat, covered with buttons and gold lace, which he wore close buttoned to the chin, but without vest, pantaloons, or even a shirt; on his head he stuck a naval officer's cocked hat; and thrust his feet into a pair of good English top-boots, but as to a shirt, he scorned such an effeminate garment.

    The Life and Adventures of Zamba, an African Negro King; and His Experience of Slavery in South Carolina. Written by Himself. Corrected and Arranged by Peter Neilson.


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