1. present participle of tail#English|tail

tailing (plural tailings)

  1. The act of following someone.
  2. (architecture) The part of a projecting stone or brick inserted in a wall.
  3. (obsolete) sexual intercourse
  4. (obsolete) The lighter parts of grain separated from the seed by threshing and winnowing; chaff.
  5. A prolongation of current in a telegraph line, due to capacity in the line and causing signals to run together.

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