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bobtail

a short tail, either natural or docked. Seen naturally in some species, e.g. bobcat, and some dog breeds, e.g. Schipperke and Old English sheepdog.

bobtail disease
loss of the long hairs of the mane and tail in chronic selenium poisoning in horses. Other signs are emaciation, poor haircoat and defects of hoof growth.
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With their bottom pockets shining with bacteria, bobtails swim around, safely cloaked in their own starlight.
By day, bobtail squids snuggle into the sea floor in the waters off the coast of Hawaii.
The bobtail will generate nearly $10,000 a year from Ferrellgas for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Illinois Chapter.
Run for the Roses'' 31st Annual Cat Show,'' sponsored by Crown City Cat Club, a nonprofit organization, is a two-day event featuring 250 to 300 purebred cats including Abyssinians, American Shorthair and American Curls, Scottish Folds, Japanese Bobtails, Siamese, Oriental Longhair and Shorthair, Persians and exotics in all colors, 9 a.
The National Association of Show Trucks is an independent organization of leading truckers who own and operate show-caliber big rigs and bobtails, and vie for beauty honors.
The top regional finishers (three in the Bobtail category and three in the Tractor-Trailer Combination category) will qualify for the National Championship Show in Louisville.