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lobtail

[lob-teyl] /ˈlɒbˌteɪl/
verb (used without object)
1.
(of a whale) to slap the flukes against the surface of the water.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70 (as gerund); apparently lob1 in sense “to move heavily” + tail1
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