from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Toward the tail; backward; caudad.
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His arm (one I recall patting the top of his smelly dog: an animal whose hairs, aligned tailward, emit the grainy flake of fleas when scratched) emits a hose — he endures
He struggled to resist the force which pushed him tailward.
He struggled against the force that pushed him tailward.
The head is perfectly flat, very thin, and armed on each side with very sharp bones pointing tailward.