Both a noun and a verb, tail has several meanings, including the rear part of an animal or vehicle. The noun tale refers to a report or story.
- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way." (Mark Twain)
- "Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale." (Hans Christian Andersen)
(a) Every Christmas we watch Raymond Briggs's wonderful _____ of a young boy's friendship with a snowman.
(b) A dog wags its _____ with its heart.