• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tail-bay (Arch) One of the joists which rest one end on the wall and the other on a girder; also, the space between a wall and the nearest girder of a floor. Cf. Case-bay.
    • Tail-bay The part of a canal lock below the lower gates.
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In literature:

The light showed a tail fellow mounted on a handsome bay horse.
"The Prodigal Judge" by Vaughan Kester
Upper parts brown, streaked with dusty; some bright bay on the wings, but no yellow anywhere, and two white tail-feathers.
"Citizen Bird" by Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
Like the sunshine he is, with his hair of gold; and the tail that waves to his heels is like the ripples on the bay at sunrise.
"The Gringos" by B. M. Bower
It is in reality the lower end, or tail, of Hudson Bay.
"The Wolf Hunters" by James Oliver Curwood
I have wagered my shekels on the steed with a shortened tail; who will stake his gold on the bay?
"Continental Monthly, Vol. I. February, 1862, No. II." by Various
I bet my money on the bob-tail nag, Somebody bet on the bay!
"If Winter Comes" by A.S.M. Hutchinson
He was a dark bay, with short tail.
"My Life In The South" by Jacob Stroyer
She slipped Ragamuffin's rein over it, and ran down the steep, uneven way through the chalk cliff, her bob-tail baying at her side.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
Here comes the wonderful one-hoss shay, Drawn by a rat-tailed, ewe-necked bay.
"Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor" by Various
The cattle stand at bay affrighted, their tails are horizontal, and they run wildly away.
"Up in the Clouds" by R.M. Ballantyne
If the colonel's lady owned a bob-tailed nag, the major's wife could be satisfied with nothing less than a bay.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
Johnny's was a bright bay, with four white feet and a white nose: and the doctor's was a chestnut-colored horse, with a darker mane and tail.
"Eric" by Mrs. S. B. C. Samuels
Mose, keeping watch out of the tail of his eye, saw the bay head bobbing close behind.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
He was truly a fine animal with breeding in every line, dark bay in colour, with a black stripe running from mane to tail.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
Here comes the wonderful one-hoss shay, Drawn by a rat-tailed, ewe-necked bay.
"Eighth Reader" by James Baldwin
He drove his own phaeton, which was drawn by two beautiful long-tailed bays.
"The South-West" by Joseph Holt Ingraham
There was a very pretty "dorodilla," or bay filly in the tropilla, with a black mane and tail, about two years old.
"Blanco y Colorado" by William C. Tetley
Uys waved his hand at the two handsome bays with black manes and tails, harnessed to the cart.
"Wild Honey" by Cynthia Stockley
It has some resemblance to a winged skate, with a long tail, one of the Raiidae, which is common in Manila Bay.
"The Inhabitants of the Philippines" by Frederic H. Sawyer
The cut of these garments, by length of coat-tail and voluminous leg, proudly asserted a "Bay" origin.
"The Oxford Book of American Essays" by Various

In poetry:

When, Lo! a fleet bay horse beside,
With a silver mane and tail;
A knight, bareheaded, the horse did ride,
With never a coat of mail.
"Within and Without: Part IV: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
I can make out the rigging of a schooner
a mile off; I can count
the new cones on the spruce. It is so still
the pale bay wears a milky skin; the sky
no clouds except for one long, carded horse¹s tail.
"North Haven" by Elizabeth Bishop

In news:

A Red Tail Hawk graced the sky near Blind Bay in Hammond recently.
Biscayne Bay provides a great opportunity to sight fish for wary bonefish tailing on gin-clear flats and tarpon feeding on crabs.
2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning 1 lemon, halved 1 teaspoon granulated garlic 1 clove garlic, finely minced 1/2 teaspoon pickling spice 1 teaspoon salt 24 extra large tail-on raw shrimp (more if you are using smaller shrimp).
The foal 's father, a $2.7 million winning harness-racing horse by the name of Art Major, is also a bay — reddish-brown with black mane, tail and lower legs.
White-tailed Kites attempt to pass a mouse in mid-air at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge at Alviso, California.
Caught and released this 27-inch snook on a CAL jig with grub tail while fishing a Sarasota Bay sand bar with Capt.
Owner Allen Johnson, pictured, ran Show-N- Tail , a topless bar on Thomas Drive in unincorporated Bay County, until it was destroyed by fire in 2006.

In science:

Empirical Bayes and resampling based multiple testing procedure controlling tail probability of the proportion of false positives.
Multiple tests of association with biological annotation metadata
Resampling-based empirical Bayes multiple testing procedures for controlling generalized tail probability and expected value error rates: Focus on the false discovery rate and simulation study.
Power-enhanced multiple decision functions controlling family-wise error and false discovery rates
Therefore, a combined approach which takes a set of SNPs in the intersection of the tail of Bayes factors and in the tail of Spearman’s ρ on our transformed allele frequencies should provide best results.
Robust identification of local adaptation from allele frequencies