tail fin


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tail fin

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tailfin

(tāl′fĭn′)
n.
A fin at the posterior part of the body of a fish, crustacean, whale, or other aquatic animal.
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Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland said: We are thrilled to have the National Gallery of Irelands portrait of Jonathan Swift by Charles Jervas reproduced as one of Norwegians tail fin heroes.
Wings for all Airbus jets are made on Deeside but the tail fin is manufactured elsewhere in Europe before final assembly takes place at Toulouse, France.
During a news conference in Osaka Prefecture to announce the device, the team displayed images that show the Mermaid traveling inside the stomach and colon being propelled by its tail fin.
The discovery of the jetliner's tail fin could offer important clues as to why the Airbus 330 crashed the night of May 31 with 228 people on board, and possibly help pinpoint the location of the flight's "black boxes.
The Airbus A340-600 aircraft has been painted white leading into red, with the Formula 1 logo on the engines and a black and white check design on the tail fin.
A FATAL helicopter crash might have been avoided if the pilot had checked the tail fin more carefully before take-off, a sheriff has ruled.
In protest against the London airport's expansion, the activists breached airport security and hung a banner on the tail fin of the Airbus A320 reading "Climate Emergency - No Third Runway".
Their demonstration ended at around 11am, just over an hour after they breached security to hang a banner on the tail fin of an Airbus A320 in protest against the London airport's expansion.
But, unlike the Great White, its head and tail fin also show above the water as it feeds on plankton floating close to the surface.
It is thought that a wing of the Washington-bound aircraft, which was moving off its stand at Heathrow's Terminal 4 last Friday night, clipped the tail fin of the A321, which had 100 passengers aboard.