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  1. longtailnoun

    A common designation for an animal that has an unusually long tail relative to similar species.

  2. longtailnoun

    In Bermuda, an alternative name for the White-tailed Tropicbird.

  3. longtailnoun

    A longtail boat.

  4. longtailnoun

    In the Isle of Man, a rat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Longtailnoun

    an animal, particularly a log, having an uncut tail. Cf. Curtail. Dog


  1. Longtail

    On the Isle of Man, longtail is a euphemism used to denote a rat, as a relatively modern superstition has arisen that it is considered bad luck to mention this word. The origins of this superstition date to sea-taboos, where certain words and practices were not mentioned aboard ship, for fear of attracting bad luck. The Manx Gaelic author Edward Faragher recorded in his work 'Skeealyn 'sy Ghailck' that during his time working on fishing boats in the 19th Century "It was forbidden to name a hare on board, or a rabbit, or a rat or a cat. The hare was 'the big-eared fellow', and the rabbit ‘pomet’, and the rat ‘sacote’, and the cat ‘scratcher'". In the modern superstition, the taboo only applies to the rat, and the term 'sacote' is no longer used. Although this particular sea-taboo was one amongst many and was not held to apply on land, it has become a popular modern belief that the word is somehow unlucky and the taboo has been adopted by some as a typical Manx practice, despite the fact that the old Manx had no qualms in using the word, or its Manx equivalent, "roddan". In modern times, even non-local and unsuperstitious people will refrain from using the word "rat" perhaps in an effort to fit in with those who take it seriously, or in an attempt to be folksy.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of longtail in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of longtail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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