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tailing

[tey-ling] /ˈteɪ lɪŋ/
noun
1.
the part of a projecting stone or brick tailed or inserted in a wall.
2.
tailings.
  1. Building Trades. gravel, aggregate, etc., failing to pass through a given screen.
  2. the residue of any product, as in mining; leavings.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; tail1 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for tailings

tailings

/ˈteɪlɪŋz/
plural noun
1.
waste left over after certain processes, such as from an ore-crushing plant or in milling grain

tailing

/ˈteɪlɪŋ/
noun
1.
the part of a beam, rafter, projecting brick or stone, etc, embedded in a wall
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