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Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.Thomas F. Kennedy
swallowtail (plural: swallowtails)
- the forked tail of a swallow.
- anything, such as a burgee, of a similar forked shape.
- a type of tailcoat with two long tapering tails.
- any of various butterflies of the family Papilionidae, having a forked extension to the hind wing.
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