I was at the tail end of that generation, and it had a significant impact on me.
To put it in financial terms, you reduce the volatility, but increase the tail risk.
But they do not define the Arab-American community any more than the elephant's tail or leg define the elephant.
For the tail to break off, it must have hit the ground first.
Yet another one says that “our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail.”
They wish they knew "how near it is," and "what the tail means anyway."
He carried his head loftily, and there was a lordly flaunt to his tail.
Robin came in, wagging his tail and smiling, and behind him came Dot.
Out of the tail of his eye he could see that the rest of the Council were startled.
He had the air of one who yearns to have some one tread on the tail of his coat.
"hindmost part of an animal," Old English tægl, tægel, from Proto-Germanic *tagla- (cf. Old High German zagal, German Zagel "tail," dialectal German Zagel "penis," Old Norse tagl "horse's tail"), from PIE *doklos, from root *dek- "something long and thin" (referring to such things as fringe, lock of hair, horsetail; cf. Old Irish dual "lock of hair," Sanskrit dasah "fringe, wick"). The primary sense, at least in Germanic, seems to have been "hairy tail," or just "tuft of hair," but already in Old English the word was applied to the hairless "tails" of worms, bees, etc. Another Old English word for "tail" was steort (see stark).
Meaning "reverse side of a coin" is from 1680s; that of "backside of a person, buttocks" is recorded from c.1300; slang sense of "pudenda" is from mid-14c.; that of "woman as sex object" is from 1933, earlier "prostitute" (1846). The tail-race (1776) is the part of a mill race below the wheel. To turn tail "take flight" (1580s) originally was a term in falconry. The image of the tail wagging the dog is attested from 1907.
"limitation of ownership," a legal term, early 14c. in Anglo-French; late 13c. in Anglo-Latin, in most cases a shortened form of entail.
"follow secretly," U.S. colloquial, 1907, is from earlier sense of "follow or drive cattle," from tail (n.1). Related: Tailed; tailing. Tail off "diminish" is attested from 1854.
The posterior part of an animal, especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body.
A person, esp a street gang member, who defaces walls, etc, with graffiti: promised Sunday would be a new crackdown on graffiti ''taggers''/ Taggers, gang members and visitors who spray-paint graffiti in national parks/ focusing on graffiti as a crime and tag bangers and killing (entry form 1986+, variant 1990s+)