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  • n. Plural form of shirttail.


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  • One had his shirttails out and bright red hair with loosening corkscrew side-locks.

    Still Life, With Girl

  • On the other hand, I had learned to tuck in my shirttails by the age of nine and could walk past a row of automatic faucets without challenging myself to get all of them streaming at once.

    Under the Buttonwood Tree (Excerpt)

  • We located him sitting with a bunch of boys, collars unbuttoned, ties askew, shirttails hanging half out.


  • He was a leader of people, and I hung onto his shirttails.

    Nancy Ruhling: Astoria Characters: The 95-Year-Old Spring Chicken

  • Even though the new policy produced endless squabbling over little things like tucking in shirttails, one teacher explained, It could have been anything.

    John Thompson: Stray Dogs, Saints, and Saviors

  • Oh. Aside from the untucked shirttails and hipster messenger bags, this is our first indication that "Rubicon" is set in the relative present, with all its attendant fixations on conspiracy, deceit, terror and notions of shadow governments of the Code Orange era.

    Code Dread: AMC's 'Rubicon' crosses into delectably dangerous territory

  • When Jesus says sure, he'd like a chance to freshen up, once he's on his way downstairs, you all dash to the restrooms and scruff yourselves up a bit, pull shirttails out, yank off ties so you can meet in the middle.

    Who Do You Say I Am

  • One day someone is going to toss a match into that incendiary scene, and they will be seen on the news pouring out of the Porker Palace while balancing their unfinished stack of ribs and bacon strips and piles of blubber with their shirttails on fire.

    But the Sun Also Sets

  • There was an especially dazzling section for five men in loose trousers and shirttails, rather like "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" meeting that Southern summer staple, pickin 'in the park.

    Bluegrass pickin' perks up Ballet Across America's opening

  • And whether you layer the belt atop the skirt, tucked, or use the belt to cinch the untucked shirt using the shirttails to conceal the hips/backside, you will instantly have a leaner-looking upper half, especially amid that midwinter, post-holiday bloat.

    The Style Checklist


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