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.

    Storm Over Warlock

  • 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.

    Told in the East

  • 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.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 3


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  • Old nickname for the Long-Tailed Skua.

    December 11, 2007