shirttail

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shirttail fabric forming the tail of a shirt
    • n shirttail a brief addendum at the end of a newspaper article
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Usage

In literature:

They never bothered us but they whipped the shirttails off some of 'em.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Tom opened one of the containers of water and dipped his shirttail into it.
"Stand by for Mars!" by Carey Rockwell
Most the boys wore shirttails till they was big yearlin's.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I wore shirttails out of duckings till I was a big boy.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
Then Penelope hobbled up and pulled Mark's shirttail out of his trousers.
"You Too Can Be A Millionaire" by Noel Miller Loomis
All tumbled out of their blankets, rifle in hand, shirttails flapping in the night wind.
"The Witch Doctor and other Rhodesian Studies" by Frank Worthington
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In news:

Or some other fictionally exalted/mystical shirttail relative in your family.
Alexander Skarsgard and his loose shirttails.
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