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horse tail

noun
1.
a ponytail.
Origin of horse tail
1870-1875
1870-75

horse's tail

noun
Origin
1870-75
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  • I once heard him say that the white wool on a Janizary's cap was more honorable than the horse tail on the tent spear of another.

  • On the top of the detaching roller is a large steel fluted roller carried at each end by a small arm called a "horse tail."

  • Yes; but do you not see, nearly joining with them, what is not a horse tail at all; but a flame of fire, kindled at Apollo's knee?

    Ariadne Florentina John Ruskin

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