Which preposition to use with tails

of Occurrences 479%

We cannot tie a fact to a pupil, because to the tail of the fact is tied history itself.

in Occurrences 102%

In this respect he presents a marked contrast to the hoop-snake, which has no more back-bone than a timid politician, and can put its tail in its mouth, and roll in any direction with the utmost facility.

to Occurrences 59%

'He always looks towards the place where the wind comes from,' replied the father; 'when he gets too warm, and the sun is too hot for him, he turns his tail to the south, and the north wind is sure to come down, cold and chill, to cool him off.'

with Occurrences 36%

" The other discovers the condition of his tucked-up coat-tail with some fierceness of aspect, but immediately explains that it must have been caused by his sitting upon a folding-chair just before leaving home.

like Occurrences 35%

I told the Brahmin that some of the Indians of our continent showed a similar taste in dress, by decorating themselves with horns like the buffalo, and with tails like horses; which furnished him with a further argument in favour of a common origin.

between Occurrences 35%

I walked pretty quick along up the slopin' log till I was, maybe fifteen feet from the ground, and I saw Crop comin' over the ridge, in what the Doctor would call a high state of narvous excitement, with his tail between his legs, lookin' back over his shoulder, and expressin' his astonishment in a low, quick bark, at every jump, at something he seemed to regard as mighty onpleasant on his trail.

on Occurrences 34%

Believing my best policy would be to join those busied on deck, just as though I belonged among them, I crept down the forecastle ladder, and worked my way aft beneath the black shadow of the port rail, until able thus to drift unnoticed into a group tailing on to a mainsail halliard.

at Occurrences 34%

"that is our old enemy," a great many of the Indians, who were with Spotted Tail at this time, had been driven out of the Republican country.

for Occurrences 23%

" In the present statis of things you want to blow up your nerve, and stand as firm as the rox of Jiberalter, and like BYRON exclaim: "To be or not to be, there's the question; Whether a man feels better to pay big wages for shoemakers, Or to suffer the slings and arrows of everybody, By hirin' Pig-tails for 1/2 price?" Poleticians of the different churches don't endorse our Selestial brother.

into Occurrences 12%

"Bite the tail!" and a large, vague, benevolent, middle-aged man, more desirous than wise, with some struggle got the bushy end of Yarrow's tail into his ample mouth and bit it with all his might.

from Occurrences 12%

And all of Baza's people with cries his coming greet, And follow at his horse's tail from street to crowded street.

behind Occurrences 10%

Let them alone and they'll come home, And bring their tails behind them.

out Occurrences 8%

"But what can we do about it, except fight it out?" "Can you make head or tail out of calculus?" demanded Farley.

as Occurrences 7%

2 or 3 of the pheasant's best tail-feathers are sometimes stuck in the tail as an ornament; but the fashion is not much to be commended.

about Occurrences 6%

Once they were cornered they would whip their tails about and inflate their necks, hissing dangerously.

through Occurrences 6%

Nothing but a sight of its white head and tail through the glass could convince him.

than Occurrences 6%

"Oh, the cat's got more of a tail than that," said Racey.

towards Occurrences 5%

Make your sauce of a little gravy and butter, an anchovy and a little boiled parsley shred; put it into the bason, set it in the middle of the dish, lie the herrings round with their tails towards the bason, and lie the milts and roans between every herring.

around Occurrences 5%

After he'd washed his face awhile, he sat himself down on his haunches, curled his long bushy tail around his feet, and looked about as if considerin' what he should do next.

against Occurrences 4%

He had lifted it high up with its back to his breast, his arms clasped under its shoulders; the wretched brute had curled up caterpillar-wise, with its long tail against its belly, and through its filed teeth grinned a fixed and impotent wrath.

before Occurrences 4%

Then Jerry, with a laugh, dangled the four tails before his startled eyes.

OF Occurrences 4%


down Occurrences 4%

Had the native soldiers got their tails down the game was up as far as the Germans were concerned.

off Occurrences 4%

Cut the tops and tails off the gooseberries; put them into a jar, with 2 tablespoonfuls of water and a little good moist sugar; set this jar in a saucepan of boiling water, and let it boil until the fruit is soft enough to mash.

after Occurrences 3%

Which do you think that tortoise would preferto be dead and have its vestigial bones so honoured, or to be still alive and dragging its tail after it in the mud?"

Which preposition to use with  tails