Definition of Pen-tail
1. Noun. Brown tree shrew having a naked tail bilaterally fringed with long stiff hairs on the distal third; of Malaysia.
Generic synonyms: Tree Shrew
Group relationships: Genus Ptilocercus, Ptilocercus
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Literary usage of Pen-tail
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1. The Illustrated Natural History by John George Wood (1865)
"The fur which covers the body of the pen-tail s extremely soft in texture, ... It is presumed that the long tail of the pen-tail is used for the purpose of ..."
2. Wood's Animal Kingdom: Illustrated by John George Wood (1870)
"The fur which covers the body of the pen-tail is extremely soft in texture, ... It is presumed that the long tail of the pen-tail is used for the purpose of ..."
3. Birmingham Medical Review (1899)
"... leading articles were from his pen. Tail and Dawson were bosom friends until the sudden death of the latter, who powerfully influenced for good Tail's ..."