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Meaning of tailing

tail•ing

Pronunciation: (tā'ling), [key]
— n.
  1. the part of a projecting stone or brick tailed or inserted in a wall.
    1. Building Trades.gravel, aggregate, etc., failing to pass through a given screen.
    2. the residue of any product, as in mining; leavings.
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