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Fox-tail

I gave him a flap with a fox-tail. I cajoled him; made a fool of him. The fox-tail was one of the badges of the motley, and to flap with a fox-tail is to treat one like a fool.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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