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  tail
Tails relative to the end of the file may be saved in an internal buffer, and thus may be limited in length.
The tail utility supports the XBD specification, Utility Syntax Guidelines, except that the obsolescent version accepts multi-character options that can preceded by a plus sign.
Although the input file to tail can be any type, the results might not be what would be expected on some character special device files or on file types not described by the XSH specification.
www.opengroup.org /onlinepubs/007908799/xcu/tail.html   (859 words)

  
  The Tail of the Magnetosphere   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The diffuse aurora was discovered by the Canadian spacecraft ISIS 2 in 1972, and it expands and contracts as the tail lobes swell and shrink due to variations in the solar wind and its magnetic field.
If tail plasma continually leaks out of the plasma sheet, new ions and electrons must arrive to take its place, or else the plasma sheet would soon be drained and the extended tail field would quickly collapse.
However, in the tail itself the earthward flow has been harder to confirm and seems to be rather irregular, coming in fits and bursts, especially during magnetic substorms.
www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov /Education/wtail.html   (1266 words)

  
 The Long Tail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The phrase The Long Tail (as a proper noun with capitalized letters) was first coined by Chris Anderson in a 2004 article in Wired magazine [1] to describe certain business and economic models such as Amazon.com or Netflix.
The term long tail is also generally used in statistics, often applied in relation to wealth distributions or vocabulary use.
The long tail is the colloquial name for a long-known feature of statistical distributions (Zipf, Power laws, Pareto distributions and/or general Lévy distributions).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Long_Tail   (1369 words)

  
 CG Article: Tail Bandaging   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The drawstring, which was as thin as fishing line, had cut into his tail to the bone, three quarters of the way around its circumference and half an inch up from the tip.
Roll the gauze around the tail then fold the gauze at the midpoint, bringing the free end back down the tail so the tail tip is sitting in a three-inch long nest of gauze.
Wrap the tail about a third of the tail length and then wrap back down the tail so there are multiple layers of gauze, and you have used the entire one and a half rolls.
www.adopt-a-greyhound.org /cgmagazine/tailbandaging.htm   (1256 words)

  
 Cold Tail, Limber Tail, Dead Tail
Limber tail syndrome and "cold water tail" while known to those who work with hunting dogs, may not be familiar to veterinarians.
The cause of limber tail is not known although it is thought to be associated with hard workouts (especially in underconditioned dogs), heavy hunting, and swimming or bathing in water that is too cold or too warm.
Ongoing studies suggest that limber tail is associaed with muscle damage in the tail with dogs examined early in showing elevated muscle enzymes eg., creatine phosphokinase.
www.woodhavenlabs.com /coldtail.html   (388 words)

  
 Tail Rubbing - TheHorse.com
Tail rubbing, commonly known as rat tail, broken hair, or matted tail, most often can be a symptom of pin worm infestation.
Tail rubbing is a condition resulting from the horse's rubbing back and forth on an object--such as a fence post, feed buckets, or water buckets--in order to relieve the itching, or pruritis, which might be caused by the eggs of pinworms that are laid around a horse's anal area.
Tail rubbing occurs in all regions and climates of the United States, although the problem is seen most often in warm and humid areas.
www.thehorse.com /viewarticle.aspx?ID=583   (1108 words)

  
 V-tail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In aircraft, a V-tail (sometimes called a "butterfly tail") is an unconventional arrangement of the tail control surfaces that replaces the traditional fin and horizontal surfaces with two surfaces set in a V-shaped configuration when viewed from the front or rear of the aircraft.
The rear of each surface is hinged, and these movable sections (sometimes called "ruddervators") combine the tasks of the elevators and rudder.
With fewer surfaces than a conventional tail, the V-tail is lighter and produces less drag.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/V-tail   (334 words)

  
 man: tail
The tail utility displays the contents of file or, by default, its stan- dard input, to the standard output.
The tail utility is expected to be a superset of the IEEE Std 1003.2-1992 (``POSIX.2'') specification.
The only difference between this implementation and historic ver- sions of tail, once the command line syntax translation has been done, is that the -b, -c and -n options modify the -r option, i.e.
www.hmug.org /man/1/tail.php   (496 words)

  
 V-Tails
The calculation for equivalent stability is a little more complex, because the apparent change in angle of attack to a given disturbance for the V and conventional tails are not the same.
The effective area of a V tail for pitch stability is equal to the total area times the cosine squared of the tail's dihedral angle.
Depending on how much surplus tail the model had to begin with, the results may or may not be satisfactory.
www.fatlion.com /sailplanes/vtail.html   (789 words)

  
 ANATOMY OF COMETS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dust tail: composed of small (smoke-sized) dust particles driven off the nucleus by escaping gases; this is the part of a comet that is easiest to see, and is not as long as the ion tail.
The gaseous ion tail is pushed straight away from the Sun by the solar wind, while the brighter dust tail traces the comet's curved orbit.
The ion tail is composed mostly of ions of water, carbon monoxide, and cyanogen.
www.il-st-acad-sci.org /planets/comets3.html   (906 words)

  
 Mullet Junky
Rat Tails ARE indeed a hybrid of the mullet and commonly sported by adolescents.
The Rat Tail is the sacred cousin to the mullet.
The bastardized rat tail is not really accepted by mullets or rat tails...a lonely life is ahead.
www.mulletjunky.com /rattail.htm   (820 words)

  
 Ladywildlife's How Lizards Lose their Tail Page
Many lizards have green or blue tails that are bright enough to distract a predator, yet not so conspicuous that they make the lizard easy to spot from far off.
If a lizard is caught by its tail, it will contract the muscles in front of the weak area to split a vertebrae and shed the part of its tail held by the attacker.
Tail Renewal: A regrown tail looks like the original tail, but there is often a joint or a change in color where the old tail broke off.
ladywildlife.com /animal/howlizardslosetheirtails.html   (891 words)

  
 The comet tail
One tail is due to the comet's dust particles, the other is due to ionized gas from the comet coma.
Ions (electrically charged particles), which first come from the nucleus as (neutral) gaseous particles, are swept into the second comet tail by interaction with the Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF).
The IMF, or magnetic field of the sun, which is present everywhere in interplanetary space, sweeps past the comet nucleus and carries the ions with it to form the tail.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/comets/tail.html&edu=high   (232 words)

  
 tail MAN Page
No matter which method you use, if the tracked file is determined to have shrunk, `tail' prints a message saying the file has been truncated and resumes tracking the end of the file from the newly-determined endpoint.
Use it to control how long `tail' follows the descriptor of a file that continues growing at a rapid pace even after it is deleted or renamed.
`tail' accepts two option formats: the new one, in which numbers are arguments to the options (`-n 1'), and the old one, in which the number precedes any option letters (`-1' or `+1').
www.ss64.com /bash/tail.html   (1031 words)

  
 Graded Tail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The many tails that we fill the sky with add color and action to our kites, but as many tails as there are to fly off of our kites, there are ways to make those tails.
The construction of this tail uses ideas gleaned from conversations with George Peters, who did quite a bit to promote and increase awareness of color in all parts of the sky, Hugh (Stretch) Tucker, who has always been willing to try something new, and numerous other people too many to remember or acknowledge.
To build your tail, you will need two yards of fabric (two contrasting colors, 36”x41”), some string (a foot or so...) and a patch of heavy reinforcing cloth is very nice as well (1.5oz or heavier, 4”x10”).
www.kite.com /kite/miscpics/gradtail/gradtail.htm   (560 words)

  
 Pheasant Tail Nymph
Thus the small, brown Pheasant Tail Nymph suggests a wide range of living creatures that trout are fond of munching.
Originally tied by Frank Sawyer, the Pheasant Tail Nymph is one of the oldest of modern nymphs.
The Flashback Pheasant Tail is especially useful before, during, and immediately after a Callibaetis hatch.
www.westfly.com /patterns/wet/pheasanttail.shtml   (352 words)

  
 Unix man pages: tail (1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
tail prints the last part (10 lines by default) of each given file; it reads from standard input if no files are given or when a filename of `-' is encountered.
OPTIONS tail accepts two option formats: the new one, in which numbers are arguments to the option letters, and the old one, in which a `+' or `-' and optional number precede any option letters.
If more than one file is given, tail prints a header when- ever it gets output from a different file, to indi- cate which file that output is from.
www.rt.com /man/tail.1.html   (354 words)

  
 Halfbakery: Tails For All
A tail could be an additional emotional indicator, as well as (if of the prehensile variety) a useful third hand, for holding umbrellas and the like.
That tail was the subject of much envy: it was an accessory, a statement of mood, and a method of dismissal.
Also With the skunk tail i would love to have the musk gland installed so to let all you punks out there dont mess with me. Then i would like to have fl fur on my back with two white stripes going down, a muzzle and paws.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Tails_20For_20All   (6180 words)

  
 Dinosaur Tails - Enchanted Learning Software
The tails of some dinosaurs could be useful in attaining a tripod stance, which was probably used to forage very tall vegetation and for mating.
Ankylosaurids (like Euoplocephalus and Ankylosaurus) had bony nodules at the end of their tails that could easily have been used for defense, which would have been useful for these lumbering, plated grazers.
This theory seems unlikely given the amount of physiological damage to tail tissue that would be caused by the sudden acceleration near the end of the tail (and the deceleration upon impact).
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/dinosaurs/anatomy/Tail.shtml   (472 words)

  
 Charles River Radio Controllers - A V-Tail Design Discussion
The size needed is quite easy to find: If you have a conventional tail think of each surface as sides in a box, the stabilator being the bottom and the fin being the side, the width being the average width of tail and stabilator.
Again, T-tails or tails with very low-set stabilators, like the F-4 Phantom fighter-bomber that have stabilators canted downwards to lower it's centre of lift, is probably the aerodynamically cleanest, but heavy, while the V-tails never are out of the wing wake, thus not ideal, but at the same time they are very difficult to stall.
But, as fitting the stabilator to the tail cone is the lightest solution, they instead use stabilators canted upward, like they were part of a V-tail with a centre fin.
www.charlesriverrc.org /articles/design/vtailmsganthology.htm   (4309 words)

  
 comet tail comet tail comet tail comet tail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The dust tail consists of dust particles that have been pushed out of the coma by radiation pressure from the sun.
Compared to the ION tail, the dust tail is morphologically diffuse, and appears white or slightly pink (because the dust grains reflect sunlight slightly better at longer wavelengths than at shorter wavelengths).
The dust particles in the tail are individually in orbit about the sun, each with slightly less attraction to the sun than the nucleus because of the effect of radiation pressure.
www.ifa.hawaii.edu /faculty/jewitt/tail.html   (267 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Dolphin may get a prosthetic tail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The line tightened around her tail as she tried to swim away, strangling the blood supply to her tail flukes.
Both her tail flukes and peduncle, a wrist-like joint that allows a dolphin's tail to move up and down, were lost to necrosis.
It is not clear how the prosthetic tail would be attached to her stump, but it would need to be tough.
www.usatoday.com /news/offbeat/2006-09-25-prosthetic-tail_x.htm   (806 words)

  
 The AKC Parent Club of the Labrador Retriever
The next morning her owner noted that her tail was not carried in its normal manner--two thirds of her tail hung limply behind her.
The tail of the dog hangs down from the tail base or is held horizontal for three or four inches and then drops down.
A flaccid tail episode appears to be a painful, but relatively benign affliction that can occur after swimming, after a heavy hunting day or even after a bath with cold water or water that is too warm.
www.thelabradorclub.com /library/coldwatertail.html   (986 words)

  
 Cats and their Tails   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The tail is also used as a counter weight when changing direction suddenly at high speed.
If the tail is erect, but the tip is tilted over, either forward or back: The cat is very interested and feeling friendly.
If the cat is a female and her tail is held to one side, and she is crouched or with her rump in the air: This female cat is ready to mate.
www.moggies.co.uk /html/ctail.html   (426 words)

  
 Unci's Tail | Claws and Paws dot Com
These instructions are partly derived from the tail building guide by Pounce/Nate Morse (pounce@vt.edu), who, however, uses one metal strap, stuffs the tail and has a different way of attaching it to the belt.
Feel where your tail bone is (on the lower end of the spinal column, you have one too!), stand up barefooted and measure the height of the tail bone above the ground - that's a good length for a feline tail.
In this case you will have to carry the tail in your hand, also on escalators where it might be caught in the mechanics.
www.claws-and-paws.com /furry/non-fiction/uncis-tail.html   (2193 words)

  
 Comet Introduction
Thus, relatively massive dust tails are accelerated slowly and tend to be curved.
The ion tail is much less massive, and is accelerated so greatly that it appears as a nearly straight line extending away from the comet opposite the Sun.
The thin blue plasma tail is made up of gases and the broad white tail is made up of microscopic dust particles.
www.solarviews.com /eng/comet.htm   (1456 words)

  
 VentureBlog: Where's The Money In The Long Tail?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Six months ago there was barely a pitch I heard that didn't include a slide entitled "Long Tail" or "The Long Tail of [fill in the vertical]," with the obligatory long tail curve.
Impressively, it has taken less than a year of entrepreneurs explicitly referencing and explaining the Long Tail before it has become so well recognized and understood that it need only be implicated in passing without the same sort of fanfare as it used to receive.
The question for VCs and entrepreneurs is "for whom?" I've had the good fortune over the last year or so to engage in a number of conversations about the economics of the Long Tail with Chris Anderson and to see those economics illustrated by innumerable Long Tail investment pitches.
p6.hostingprod.com /@ventureblog.com/articles/indiv/2005/001227.html   (1080 words)

  
 tail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With --follow (-f), tail defaults to following the file descriptor, which means that even if a tail’ed file is renamed, tail will continue to track its end.
That causes tail to track the named file by reopening it periodically to see if it has been removed and recreated by some other program.
If the info and tail programs are properly installed at your site, the command info coreutils tail should give you access to the complete manual.
linuxcommand.org /man_pages/tail1.html   (226 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Scientist plans tail prosthetic for dolphin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The rope wrapped around her tail as she frantically tried to swim away, strangling the blood supply to her tail flukes.
Winter learned how to swim without her tail — amazing her handlers with a unique combination of moves that resemble an alligator's undulating swimming style and a shark's side-to-side tail swipes.
Without a tail, Winter can't keep up with wild dolphins who can swim up to 25 mph with strokes of their tail flukes.
www.usatoday.com /tech/science/2006-09-15-dolphin-tail_x.htm   (1094 words)

  
 Tube Tail Tutorial
Every kite can use a tube tail to add to the overall greatness of their kite.
The tails are made out of the same coated ripstop fabric used on all my kite plans.
The easiest way to do this is reach into the tail and bunch the tail up on your arm.
www.kitemonger.com /kiteplan/tails   (565 words)

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