bobtail

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bobtail

1. a docked or diminutive tail
2. an animal with such a tail
3. having the tail cut short
References in classic literature ?
To wearing double-padded bobtail frock, (thermometer 106 in the shade).
Any rag, tag, and bobtail apparently does if she can leave her home.
A third-rate sun, with its rag tag and bobtail of insignificant satellites, we float under the same daily conditions towards some unknown end, some squalid catastrophe which will overwhelm us at the ultimate confines of space, where we are swept over an etheric Niagara or dashed upon some unthinkable Labrador.
When Kearns laid down his hand it showed a bobtail flush, while Harnish's hand proved that he had had the nerve to call on a pair of tens.
Michael, who had followed in at her invitation, betrayed a ridiculously swollen nose as he sniffed noses with Jerry, wagged his bobtail to Harley in greeting, and was greeted in turn with a blissful hand laid on his head.
We don't take in no tagrag and bobtail at our house, sir,' answered John.