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foxtail wedge, fox wedge, fox tenon

A small wedge used to secure the split end of a tenon in a mortise, the split end of a bolt in a hole, or the like, by spreading the end as the wedge is driven in.
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2:09 p.m., an officer responded to Fox Tail Way for a suspicious vehicle.
7:28 p.m., officers responded to Fox Tail Way for a door-to-door salesperson selling children's books.
5:20 p.m., officers responded to Fox Tail Way to confirm that two males in a pick-up truck were working with the Asian longhorned beetles program, per the request of a resident.
8:39 a.m., an officer responded to Fox Tail Way to verify that stove had been shut off.
10:19 p.m., an officer responded to Fox Tail Way for a car parked across from a house; the dogs were barking.
9:18 p.m., numerous calls from South Sewall Street, Mill Road, Dewey Avenue, Fox Tail Way and Longleaf about lights out.
At 4:38 p.m., an officer responded to Fox Tail Way for a missing child.
7:49 p.m.: Fox Tail Way, report that person with burning permit did not put fire all the way out.
10:07 p.m.: Fox Tail Way, caller reported seeing a flashlight in a house.
They were met by hundreds of jeering spectators who waved fox tails and threw missiles.
Among these are abthane, a steward; antigrope los maker, maker of waterproof leggings; bodger, a craftsman who made wooden chair-legs and spars on a lathe set up in workshops in the woods; dog whipper , a man who dealt with dogs disturbing church services, partic= ularly when fox tails were nailed to the church door as evidence of capture for bounty; pleacher, a hedge-layer; rapper man , a pits haft worker responsible for giving signals at the entrance when minders were taken down; toe-rag, a corn porter who would wrap his feet in bandages to stop them being cut on hard grains.
Sonic and his three pals -- tinkering fox Tails, brutish echidna Knuckles and hammer-wielding hedgehog Amy -- are starring together in a new Nintendo 3DS and Wii U game, as well as a Cartoon Network series set for release later this year, called ''Sonic Boom.'' The games and TV series will share the new style, voice actors, locales, storylines and more.