from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.), Local, U.S. The pintail duck.
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- noun US, dialect The
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"Where they wear suits like Sam's spiketail," said Mormon.
Won't want folks laffin 'at you like they laffed at Sam, time he won fo' hundred dollars shootin 'craps an' went to Galveston where a smart Alec of a clerk sells him a spiketail coat, wash vest an 'black pants with braid on the seams.
Wright stands there in his spiketail coat, and he runs his hand down that old stirrup leather a time or two; and for a little while he can't say nothing at all -- me neither.
Now, Old Man Wright, when he wore his spiketail coat, he had the same trouble with his tie that I had with mine.
I never was in a spiketail in my whole life and I told him I'd die first.
"Now then, old spiketail," said the starling, "keep your distance; none of your stinging tricks here, or I'll cut that waist of yours in two with one snip."
(Rob Paulsen), blames herself when he is taken in by a passing herd of spiketail dinosaurs and goes off to be with his own species.
'em, any mo 'than Sam c'ud be easy in his spiketail suit, or me handin' ice-cream at a swarry.