Tail

The tail is the section at the rear end of an animal's body; in general, the term refers to a distinct, flexible appendage to the torso. It is the part of the body that corresponds roughly to the sacrum and coccyx in mammals, reptiles, and birds. While tails are primarily a feature of vertebrates, some invertebrates including scorpions and springtails, as well as snails and slugs, have tail-like appendages that are sometimes referred to as tails. Tailed objects are sometimes referred to as "caudate" and the part of the body associated with or proximal to the tail are given the adjective "caudal".

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Famous quotes containing the word tail:

    You always strain tuh be de bell cow, never be de tail uh nothin’.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960)

    Yet I suppose what seems to us confusion
    Is not confusion, but the form of forms,
    The serpent’s tail stuck down the serpent’s throat....
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    It is better to be the head of the chicken than the tail of an ox.
    Chinese proverb.