swallowtail

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n swallowtail a man's full-dress jacket with two long tapering tails at the back
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Swallowtail (Carp) A kind of tenon or tongue used in making joints. See Dovetail.
    • Swallowtail (Bot) A species of willow.
    • Swallowtail A swallow-tailed coat. "This Stultz coat, a blue swallowtail , with yellow buttons."
    • Swallowtail An arrow.
    • Swallowtail (Fort) An outwork with converging sides, its head or front forming a reëntrant angle; -- so called from its form. Called also priestcap.
    • Swallowtail (Zoöl) Any one of numerous species of large and handsome butterflies, belonging to Papilio and allied genera, in which the posterior border of each hind wing is prolongated in the form of a long lobe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n swallowtail A swallow's tail; hence, a long and deeply forked or forficate tail, like that of the barn-swallow.
    • n swallowtail A swallow-tailed animal. Any swallow-tailed butterfly of the restricted family Papilionidæ, the species of which have more or less lengthened processes of the hind wings, which together compose a swallowtail. See cut under Papilio.
    • n swallowtail Something resembling in form or suggesting the forked tail of a swallow. A plant, a species of willow.
    • n swallowtail In joinery, same as dovetail.
    • n swallowtail In fortification, same as bonnet à prêtre (which see, under bonnet).
    • n swallowtail A Swallow-tailed coat; a dress-coat.
    • n swallowtail The points of a burgee.
    • n swallowtail A broad or barbed arrow-head.
    • swallowtail Same as swallow-tailed.
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Usage

In literature:

About six or seven they was, all in swallowtails, and these silk hats that don't shine.
"Options" by O. Henry
Our business was finished and we were on the way back to Town by the great West of England non-stop Swallowtail.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, May 7, 1919." by Various
There is safety in a swallowtail.
"The Ethics of Drink and Other Social Questions" by James Runciman
The dishes were handed by two footmen in swallowtails and white gloves.
"The Lady With The Dog and Other Stories" by Anton Chekhov
The pupa of a 'swallowtail' (Papilionid) or a 'white' (Pierid) butterfly (fig.
"The Life-Story of Insects" by Geo. H. Carpenter
The Red Star line followed in 1821, and soon after the Swallowtail line.
"Fifth Avenue" by Arthur Bartlett Maurice
In comparison with the dismembered swallowtail it was the purple of a Solomon.
"Then I'll Come Back to You" by Larry Evans
After two hours hand-shaking in a swallowtail, a man knows what real trouble is!
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
But her thoughts constantly reverted to "Old Swallowtail" and to Ingua.
"Mary Louise in the Country" by L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)
To the left at one tip of the crescent the flash of Swallowtail Light glowed and died like the fire in a gigantic cigarette.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
Some Swallowtails, some Brush-footed ones, a number of Blues, Coppers and Hair-streaks.
"Bee and Butterfly" by Lucy Foster Madison
Put Swallowtail and Blythe's pony in the stable, and get out my Goldtailed matches.
"Old Farm Fairies:" by Henry Christopher McCook
What peculiar organs of defense have the caterpillars of the swallowtail butterflies?
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
Everything else was there; but his swallowtail was missing.
"From Pillar to Post" by John Kendrick Bangs
The most conspicuous examples are the Swallowtails, nearly all of which hibernate in the chrysalis stage.
"Butterflies Worth Knowing" by Clarence M. Weed
The sight of one swallowtail butterfly, a big black and yellow fellow, sent the cook insane.
"The Sea and the Jungle" by H. M. Tomlinson
Brown, states that the black-bass has rows of small teeth, two dorsal fins, and a swallowtail.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall
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In news:

Not exactly the surface of the moon: Mojave Desert swallowtail butterfly Chris Clarke photo.
Butterfly tree attracts swallowtail butterflies and hummingbirds.
Neighborhood Mom sent in this swallowtail picture from her garden.
A Western tiger swallowtail butterfly flits about the agapanthus blossoms.
A swarm of puddling swallowtails.
A western swallowtail swoops in to join a group of pale swallowtails puddling at a drying pond.
In addition to snouts , look for red admirals, little yellows, common sulphurs and giant swallowtails.
On Saturday, Sept 15, the local business www.butterflyway.com will host their third Annual Western Tiger Swallowtail event from noon to 4 pm at 1853 Eel River Dr in Fortuna (off Kenmar Road just past the strawberry farm).
When I got home and blew the picture up I saw that it is an Oregon Swallowtail .
The Oregon Swallowtail is the Oregon state insect.
We found out it's a Black Swallowtail Caterpillar.
Took the photo of this Black Swallowtail in my lower yard this Friday morning.
Black Swallowtail Beauty Click to enlarge.
We found this swallowtail butterfly on the netting of our gazebo on Saturday afternoon.
Swallowtail butterfly Click to enlarge.
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In science:

Khesin, Swallowtails and Whitney umbrellas are homeomorphic. J.
On a stratification defined by real roots of polynomials
In the canonical ensemble, the free energy F [T , J ] = M − T S exhibits a ‘swallowtail’ structure, but different than the microcanonical one.
Dynamics and Stability of Black Rings
The area of this swallowtail vanishes in the noninteracting limit γ = 0, and the area increases with increasing magnitude of interaction.
Metastable Quantum Phase Transitions in a Periodic One-dimensional Bose Gas: Mean-Field and Bogoliubov Analyses
The soliton branch thus has lower energy than the plane-wave branch, forming the downward swallowtail structure, as seen in the figure.
Metastable Quantum Phase Transitions in a Periodic One-dimensional Bose Gas: Mean-Field and Bogoliubov Analyses
It bears no relation to the swallowtail found nonlinear band theory, D.
Metastable Quantum Phase Transitions in a Periodic One-dimensional Bose Gas: Mean-Field and Bogoliubov Analyses
The magnification relations for the swallowtail, elliptic umbilic, and hyperbolic umbilic were discovered recently in .
A Universal Magnification Theorem II. Generic Caustics up to Codimension Five
On the other hand, if the dimension of the target of f is at least 2, then the map f is homotopic in the class of maps with swallowtail singular points to a map g with no closed components of S .
Invariants of singular sets of smooth maps
We also focus on the magnification patterns of the quadrupole (m = 2) lenses under the perturbations of m = 3, 4 and 5 mode components, and found that one, two, and three butterfly or swallowtail singularities can be produced respectively.
Multipole Gravitational Lensing and High-order Perturbations on the Quadrupole Lens
In addition to the cusp, there are some other high-order singularities, such as swallowtail and butterfly.
Multipole Gravitational Lensing and High-order Perturbations on the Quadrupole Lens
Then we interpret how the swallowtail and butterfly singularities appear and evolve under the perturbations with different intensities and phase differences.
Multipole Gravitational Lensing and High-order Perturbations on the Quadrupole Lens
Instead of a butterfly catastrophe, a swallowtail catastrophe appears on the fold.
Multipole Gravitational Lensing and High-order Perturbations on the Quadrupole Lens
With increasing m = 3 component, the triangle evolved from the swallowtail also moves and finally overlaps with the primary caustic.
Multipole Gravitational Lensing and High-order Perturbations on the Quadrupole Lens
The m = 3 perturbation can produce six images via a butterfly or swallowtail catastrophe.
Multipole Gravitational Lensing and High-order Perturbations on the Quadrupole Lens
The m = 4 perturbation can also produce six images by the butterflies or swallowtails.
Multipole Gravitational Lensing and High-order Perturbations on the Quadrupole Lens
As shown in the top row of Figure 6, a butterfly appears at the left ma jor cusp, and two swallowtails appear on the right folds.
Multipole Gravitational Lensing and High-order Perturbations on the Quadrupole Lens
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