Definition of tailing
1 : residue separated in the preparation of various products (such as grain or ores) —usually used in plural
2 : the part of a projecting stone or brick inserted in a wall
Examples of tailing in a Sentence
my attempt at secretly tailing the girls was ruined by my loud and uncontrollable hiccups
Recent Examples of tailing from the Web
Bass fishing remains fair to good on the points and dredger tailings at the north end of the lake.
Overall, however, the PMIs showed something of a tailing off of activity – primarily in services – even if that was within the context of expansion.
Pew would also like to see rigorous third-party oversight of deep-sea mining operations, to ensure best practices are followed in disposal of tailings, handling of toxic materials, and minimizing harm to living things.
The tailings pile itself is also a precious economic resource.
The scalloped land just to the right of the mine is covered in tailings, and the large gray rectangles above that are containment ponds where the metal was extracted.
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