from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a long, slender tail like a whip-lash: as, the whip-tail scorpion. See whip-scorpion.
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As might a cat, the wolverine must have met the shock of that whip-tail stroke relaxed enough to escape serious injury.
He waited for no second invitation, but lit out from Byng's arms like a streak -- a whip-tail, snow-white streak -- for where the Arab's hard lean legs shone shiny-brown below his fluttering brown raiment.
It is now thought that the animal described by Solander was not a kangaroo in the strict sense but a wallaby, specifically a Cape York form of whip-tail wallaby with the scientific name Wallabia canguro in recognition of the connection with Cook's expedition.