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  • Splurge on hiring the most skilled tailor you can find to shorten the skirt, probably with a simple, shirt-tail hem, without ruining the garment's lines.

    Ask Teri

  • Another shirt-tail Trek connection: George ‘no relation’ Wallace, had an uncredited role as “Olson”, also appeared as Admiral Simons in the Next Generation! episode Man of the People.

    100 Mysteries: Kansas City Confidential . . . in Tijuana – The Bleat.

  • Baldwin (a shirt-tail relative of mine) beats Goebbels in my book too, but not by a lot.

    Oh Ohs

  • Cameron too will find his feeble attempt to shirt-tail Barack "Frozone" Obama ends in a big chill for the Conservatives.

    Glenrothes Says To Alex Salmond: "No Baby You Can't"

  • As such, the New York Times has seen fit to wipe its monocle off on its shirt-tail and turn its aging journalistic eye on the city's bicyclists by putting together a whimsical little "field guide:"

    Down With Gears, or Down With Gears: Figuring Out What to Ride

  • I must commend your readers for demonstrating considerably more maturity than mine, who deliberately misinterpreted the shirt-tail on my lap as my wang.

    hit me baby, one more time…with your accordion! « raincoaster

  • He always wiped the dirt or snow off, tucked his ripped shirt-tail in, or went yuk-yuk-yuk as he rubbed his reddening ass-cheeks, and the hate hardly ever showed.

    Blaze

  • My sweet song-writing collaborators and shirt-tail family, The String Cheese Incident, are playing a free concert for peace tomorrow in Golden Gate Park along with Michael Franti (whom I'm convinced is some kind of avatar) and various others.

    Boing Boing: September 5, 2004 - September 11, 2004 Archives

  • He sat back and dug out a shirt-tail to wipe his mouth, then pulled it out farther to smear the filth of the furnace pipes from his face.

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

  • He wiped it off as best he could, smiling stupidly, then pulled out his shirt-tail to wipe it again, his sleeve having hopelessly smeared things.

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

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