To tail on
Tail Tail, v. t. 1. To follow or hang to, like a tail; to be attached closely to, as that which can not be evaded. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Nevertheless his bond of two thousand pounds, wherewith he was tailed, continued uncanceled, and was called on the next Parliament. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

2. To pull or draw by the tail. [R.] --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

{To tail in} or {To tail on} (Arch.), to fasten by one of the ends into a wall or some other support; as, to tail in a timber. [1913 Webster]


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  • To tail in — Tail Tail, v. t. 1. To follow or hang to, like a tail; to be attached closely to, as that which can not be evaded. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Nevertheless his bond of two thousand pounds, wherewith he was tailed, continued uncanceled, and was called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tail on — Tail Tail, v. i. 1. (Arch.) To hold by the end; said of a timber when it rests upon a wall or other support; with in or into. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) To swing with the stern in a certain direction; said of a vessel at anchor; as, this vessel… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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