Pigtailed

Definitions

  • "The pigtail came off with the skull-cap."
    "The pigtail came off with the skull-cap."
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pigtailed Having a tail like a pig's; as, the pigtailed baboon.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"Ping Wang seized his own pigtail with his mouth." "Ping Wang seized his own pigtail with his mouth."

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Slaves under the last emperors of China wore pigtails so they could be picked out quickly
    • pigtailed Having a tail like a pig's.
    • pigtailed Wearing a pigtail or cue; having the hair done up into a cue.
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Usage

In literature:

The High School team in navy blue gymnasium costumes, bare heads and close-plaited pigtails, looked neat and trim and very business-like.
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
I looked at my pigtail and found that the hair had suddenly grown thin and white.
"A Chinese Wonder Book" by Norman Hinsdale Pitman
Amy had a top-knot that had fallen on one side, Phyllis a pigtail about two inches long, and as thin as a string.
"Etheldreda the Ready" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
We're pretty safe so long as we eat what Pigtail does.
"Blue Jackets" by George Manville Fenn
Then, too, he wore a pigtail, his hair being drawn back and twisted up, and bound, and tied at the end with a greasy bit of ribbon.
"Devon Boys" by George Manville Fenn
I've been told of the pigtail that Bob pulls at.
"Percival Keene" by Frederick Marryat
I therefore took his pigtail from the floor, and held it up before him.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
In the audience the befrocked visitor from up-town sits cheek by jowl with the pigtailed Chinaman and the dark-browed Italian.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
Never goes nowheres, does nothink but sell snuff an' pigtail, mornin', noon, and night.
"Life in the Red Brigade" by R.M. Ballantyne
He smoothed it, greased it, and plaited it into the form of a pigtail.
"The Dog Crusoe and his Master" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In poetry:

Li has a pigtail and a fan,
And yet he's not a Chinaman;
In fact, he is his mother's joy,
A merry little Chinaboy.
"Little People: An Alphabet" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
Fly if your pigtail catches fire
Dive down the nearest sink
Remember if you wash a pancake
It's underwear's sure to shrink.
"Devil May Not Care" by Billy Bennett
And then he tried to sing "All's Well,"
But could not though he tried;
His head was turn'd, and so he chew'd
His pigtail till he died.
"Faithless Sally Brown" by Thomas Hood
Then he tied both their pigtails together
And the pair in the river he threw
As they floated away tied together
He sang, 'I'll string along with you.'
"The Street Of A Thousand Lanterns 1934" by Billy Bennett
My swivel eye hungers from pose to pose —
In pigtails, clutching a reluctant cat;
Or furred yourself, a sweet girl-graduate;
Or lifting a heavy-headed rose
Beneath a trellis, or in a trilby-hat
"Lines On A Young Lady's Photograph Album" by Philip Larkin
And there'd be some with pigtails, and some with buckled shoes,
And smocks and caps like pirates that sailors once did use,
And high sea-boots and oilskins and tarry dungaree,
And shoddy suits men sold them when they came fresh from sea.
"Ghosts In Deptford" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

A shy 30-year-old woman with pigtails, Ms Zhang figured that socialism might not make her rich but that it would at least guarantee her an "iron rice bowl," a job that would feed her for life.
The Terre Haute Children's Museum has some special activities planned to help keep your kids entertained during the Vigo County School Corp. Wendy's pigtails get first touch-up since 1983.
Back to School Memories -- the Pigtail and the Inkwell.
Nancy had a long pigtail and yes we had inkwells on our desks.
Kathy Link is 41 with blond-streaked pigtails and, at 5-foot-9, straight as a spear.
Girls in red pigtails compete in an Anne of Green Gables look- alike contest, a highlight of the annual Cranberry Festival in the Muskoka Lakes resort town of Bala.
MARIETTA — A sea of pigtails and pink hair bows stole the show as the annual pee-wee cheerleading night took over Marietta High School's Friday football game, which coincided with breast cancer.
A sea of pigtails and pink hair bows stole the show as the annual pee-wee cheerleading night took over Marietta High School's Friday football game, which coincided with breast cancer awareness night.
As part of hamburger chain's overhaul, Wendy's pigtails get a tweak for first time since 1983.
NEW YORK — Wendy's pigtails are getting a tweak.
Cuba's hot new cigar brand, the Cohiba Behike trio of fat, pigtailed smokes, are now on sale in Canada.
Girls in red pigtails compete in an Anne of Green Gables look-alike contest, a highlight of the annual Cranberry Festival in the Muskoka Lakes resort town of Bala.
With his signature pigtail braids and hippie-inspired song lyrics, Willie Nelson doesn't exactly seem like a golf guy.
First impression tells you that Eugene-based playwright Cassi Holmes was once that quiet girl in a summer dress who regularly had her pigtails pulled by mean boys during recess.
Paonia's chances of hosting a pigtail game were lost after last weekend's two losses.
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In science:

The setups of Alice and Bob are entirely composed of fibre optic components operating at telecom wavelength, pigtailed with polarization-maintaining (PM) single-mode fibres.
Field test of a continuous-variable quantum key distribution prototype
Note that since the PLC-MZI is a fiber-pigtailed compact device, we expect that the coupling efficiency betwe en the laser and the PLC-MZI will stay constant over time.
Ultrafast quantum random number generation based on quantum phase fluctuations
The radiation is coupled into single-mode optical fibers and sent to pigtailed avalanche photo-counting modules connected to a circuit used to record the single and the coincidence counts.
Testing Hardy nonlocality proof with genuine energy-time entanglement
Wire bonds connect the front-end chip I/O lines and a high density interconnect adapter (pigtail) to the flex circuit.
2D Detectors for Particle Physics and for Imaging Applications
They examined two braided magnetic field configurations (one based on the simple pigtail braid and the other more complex).
Coronal heating by the partial relaxation of twisted loops
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