Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of tailboard.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • As my quota of wagons arrived, they were drawn into the stream one after another by the wheel team, six men in each wagon, and as they successively reach'd the other side of the channel the mules were unhitched, the pole of each wagon run under thre hind axle of the one just in front, and the tailboards used so as to span the slight space between them.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • I'd watched from a distance, because Chief Investigator Gromov was there with a cadre of his officers, checking the people too as they clambered across the tailboards, looking for me.

    Quiller Meridian

  • As the wind shifted I could hear sounds from below, the banging of tailboards and the murmur of engines.

    Quiller Bamboo

  • We were a raffish crew, but they were sober men and grim women, with never a tin pan or a rope out of place, everything lashed down hard and the kids peeping solemnly over the tailboards.

    Flashman and The Redskins

  • And they didn't sing any hymns about milk and honey and Canaan, either; no, sir, it was a very different anthem, plunked out on a banjo by a young chap in a striped vest, with his girl dancing impromptu on a packing-case, and everyone thumping the tailboards-I daresay you know the tune well enough, although it was new then, but I'll be bound you don't know the words the Forty-Niners sang:

    Flashman and The Redskins

  • In Madrid, between artillery bombardments, children were stuffed into trucks to be taken somewhere, out of that roulette death, while their mothers clung to the tailboards of the trucks and were dragged weeping after the bewildered, weeping children.

    The Arabs of Palestine

  • As my quota of wagons arrived, they were drawn into the stream one after another by the wheel team, six men in each wagon, and as they successively reached the other side of the channel the mules were unhitched, the pole of each wagon run under the hind axle of the one just in front, and the tailboards used so as to span the slight space between them.

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

  • The goats were decorated with the Fourth of July buntings and the wagons had the tailboards out and were tipped up like circus chariots.

    The Bobbsey Twins in the Country

  • He walked hurriedly back to camp, splashed with mud by the long lines of grey motor trucks that were throbbing their way slowly through the main street, each with a yellow eye that lit up faintly the tailboards of the truck ahead.

    Three Soldiers

  • Then her trunks were loaded on the tailboards of the wagons, to be left at the parsonage, and with a sigh and a quick brush of her hand across her eyes, she locked the door for the last time and walked briskly down the road.

    Keziah Coffin

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