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Tails

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The men of Kent are born with tails, as a punishment for the murder of Thomas à Becket. (Lambert: Peramb.) (See the Spectator, 173.)

“For Becket’s sake, Kent always shall have tails.”


Andrew Marvel.

Tails. It is said that the Ghilane race, which number between 30,000 and 40,000, and dwell “far beyond the Sennaar,” have tails three or four inches long. Colonel du Corret tells us he carefully examined one of this race named Bellal, the slave of an emir in Mecca, whose house he frequented. (World of Wonders, p. 206.)

The Niam-niams of Africa are tailed, so we are told.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Tace
Tachebrune
Tænia Rationis
Taë-pings
Taffata or Taffety
Taffy
Tag Rag, and Bobtail
Taghairm
Taherites
Tail
Tails
Tails
Tailors
Tailor’s Sword (A), or A Tailor’s Dagger
Take a Back Seat (To)
Take a Hair of the Dog that Bit You
Take in Tow (To)
Take Mourning (To)
Take Tea with Him (I)
Takin the Beuk
Taking On

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