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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as tail-lamp.


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  • On October 6, 1976, at approximately 2 a.m., Adolph Lyons, a twenty-four-year-old African-American man, was stopped by four Los Angeles police officers for driving with a burned-out tail-light.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • Deciding to eat somewhere else on a per diem of the last bit of money I had, I was pulled over by a local policeman for a busted tail-light, that turned into the jailable offense of driving without insurance.

    The Good Year

  • Deciding to find a restaurant with a per diem of the last bit of cash I had, I was pulled over by a local cop for a bad tail-light, which turned into the jailable offense of driving without insurance.

    Bear Circuit

  • They came to the end of the runway and swung round as the lights were extinguished and the second machine climbed slowly from the ground, vanishing into the starry night, its tail-light visible as a wandering star among the other stars.

    In Spite of Their Declaration of Bombs

  • A man with a metal pipe smashed the rear of the ambulance, breaking the tail-light.


  • So, the other day, I got pulled over burnt-out tail-light and my insurance card was out-of-date.

    10.27.2009 « Photo-a-Day

  • Stefan's inane tail-light LIBTARD has got to be a joke ...

    Sound Politics: A Seattle story

  • Headed out into the fog, thick enough that I considered switching on the blinking tail-light on my bike.

    Dewpoints backwards-R us

  • Not much damage, honestly, just the rear bumper half-collapsed, a tail-light lens cracked, and a small dent in the rear door which did not affect its operation.

    The Gods Of Exercise Are Laughing Their Asses Off

  • Six children of Scott and Janet Willis were incinerated in 1994 when their minivan exploded as it ran over a metal tail-light assembly that fell from a truck driven by Ricardo Guzman.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: April 17, 2006


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