An animal, particularly a log, having an uncut tail. Confer Curtail
. » A longtail
was a gentleman's dog, or the dog of one qualified to bunt, other dogs being required to have their tails cut. Cut and longtail
, all, gentlefolks and others...
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• (n.) An animal, particularly a log, having an uncut tail. Cf. Curtail. Dog.
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[rat] On the Isle of Man, longtail is a euphemism used to denote a rat, as a relatively modern superstition has arisen that it is considered bad luck to mention this word. The origins of this superstition date to sea-taboos, where certain words and practices were not mentioned aboard ship, for fear of attracting bad luck (or bad weather). T...
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