from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a tail with ringlike markings.
- adj. Having a tail that curls to form a ring.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. having a tail marked with differently colored rings
- adj. carrying its flexible tail in a circular or spiraling form
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the tail crossed by conspicuous bands of color.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the tail ringed with alternating colors, as a mammal; having an annulated tail: as, the ring-tailed cat, the bassaris; the ring-tailed lemur, Lemur catta. See cuts under bassaris and racoon.
- Having the tail-feathers cross-barred with different colors, as a bird: as, the ring-tailed eagle, the golden eagle, Aquila chrysaëtos, in immature plumage (see cut under eagle); the ring-tailed marlin, the Hudsonian godwit, Limosa hæmastica.
There are ring-tailed lemurs that waft their tails around to speak a complex “language” of multiple scents to communicate aggression, receptiveness to mating, and much more.
The fault is with the grasshopper and the ring-tailed cat.
The coyote is very wise, the moon is very old; but who ever heard much of anything of credit to the grasshopper and the ring-tailed cat?
Her father and her mother were the grasshopper and the ring-tailed cat.
The mother of all women had to be a cat, a little, wizened, sad-faced, shrewd ring-tailed cat.
Wong Maye-E/Associated Press A ring-tailed lemur rested on a tree branch at the Singapore Zoo in Singapore on March 26.
Thousands of reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, arachnids, and many other animals -- including sloths, wallabies, and ring-tailed lemurs -- were crammed into cattle-feeding troughs, cardboard boxes, bags, and even soda bottles.
They stumbled upon and into the Caverns of Time, which rather rocked my little ring-tailed lemur world.
Of course there are some expected turkey photos, though you might be surprised by the ring-tailed lemur sitting down at the table for a Thanksgiving feast.
Most people are familiar with the black-and-white ring-tailed lemur, so I posted instead a picture of the red-ruffed lemur.