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taffrail

Nautical
1. a rail at the stern or above the transom of a vessel
2. the upper part of the transom of a vessel, esp a sailing vessel, often ornately decorated
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TAFFRAIL can continue John Dunlop's rich vein of form by landing the Surrey Herald Queen's Prize (Handicap) (3.
As the Pequod pulls away, a "foreboding voice" calls out in its wake: "In vain, oh, ye strangers, ye fly our sad burial; ye but turn us your taffrail to show us your coffin
Stablemate Taffrail won the same race last season and Contact Dancer looks well treated to follow in his footsteps.
He will do considerably better returned to two miles today and he appears to face an easier task than in 1999, with the defections of Harlestone Grey, Polar Red, Sarangani, Taffrail and Tees Components making this a very winnable race.
TAFFRAIL can knock handicap "good thing" Alleluia off track in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket on Saturday.
But God loves a trier and Hot Horse Harry and myself have taken an ante-post plunge on Taffrail and Hugs Dancer for the Cesarewitch.
Talented performers Artillery and Taffrail have been installed 10-1 joint favourites with the sponsors for the Tote Cesarewitch at Newmarket next month.
Dunlop is a master of handling late-developing staying types and Taffrail looks every inch the sort of horse who will keep progressing as his career continues.
Happy folks standing at the taffrail in their Banana Republic getups are -- yes, they are drinking martinis, and laughing and having conversations.
With one prodigious heave of his whole physical force, Israel smote him over the taffrail into the sea, as if the man had fallen backwards over a teetering chair.
And as Ahab, leaning over the taffrail, eyed the homewardbound craft, he took from his pocket a small vial of sand, and then looking from the ship to the vial, seemed thereby bringing two remote associations together, for that vial was filled with Nantucket soundings.