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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Shaped like the tail of an animal.

Usage examples (5)
  • As they came to the join where the tail-shaped wing of the building met the body, Miw-Sher pressed her finger against a stone in the wall and it opened.
  • The secret, revealed by scanning electron microscope, lies in the silk's tail-shaped protein fibres which change structure in response to water.
  • Eskimo's tail-shaped fur coats -- of men wrecked on the shores of Asia who might have qualified for Darwin's missing link, inasmuch as they wore "tails."
  • Images of the aquatic mammals are all over, from tail-shaped sun screens to the costumed character greeting guests and posing for pictures near the park entrance. for more
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