Recent Examples of wagtail from the Web
A female duck grabbed the grey wagtail in her beak, dunked it several times beneath the water, then ate it, Petrovan says.
The area is unusually abundant with animal life: the novel’s first chapter teems with wagtails, willow warblers, geese, horses, snow leopards, wolves, sheep, goats, geckos, and frogs.
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First Known Use of wagtail
WAGTAIL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wagtail for English Language Learners
: a small European bird that has a long tail which regularly moves up and down
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