He produced a piece of rock from a knot in his shirt-tail and handed it over to her slowly.
And the sexton ran out in the snow, in his shirt-tail, to see what was the matter.
He didn' hab on anything but his shirt an' he say he run so fas' 'til the wind had his shirt-tail stif as a board.
I dug a quarter out of my pocket and polished it on my shirt-tail, getting the fingerprints off it.
How ridiculous you are, with your big puffy face, and in your shirt-tail!
But the weeks passed, and the shirt-tail battalion was no nearer Cuba, though it was much nearer efficiency for the field.
And then one saw, to one's amazement, that the whole of his shirt-tail was left out behind, like a sort of apron worn backwards.
The shirt-tail battalion and the bluegrass battalion stood in peril of decimation in their maiden engagement.
"Good deal like fighting a swarm of bees in your shirt-tail with a willow switch," old Bill panted at my shoulder.
You get your duds on, young fellow, and get out of here as quick as you can, or you'll go in your shirt-tail.
Simple and unpretentious; down-toearth: Here's what that means in shirtsleeve English (1908+)