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a.1.(Zool.) Having an expanded, or fan-shaped, tail; as, the fan-tailed pigeon.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Unfiltered at 83x, the 66"-wide splotch resembled a fan-tailed comet: its "tail" being the diffuse nebulosity and its "nucleus" a 12.5-magnitude star on the nebula's northeast edge.
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Outside Faringdon, fan-tailed pigeons, dyed all the colours of the rainbow, flew around like a shower of confetti; inside, more exotic birds strutted around feeding on grapes and bananas, and regular visitors for tea included Lady Betjeman's Arab horse, Moti.