The Americans are stuck in Iraq and have no way out. They are like a wolf whose tail has been caught in a trap.
That which prevents disagreeable flies from feeding on your repast, was once the proud tail of a splendid bird.
Let frantic Talbot triumph for a while And like a peacock sweep along his tail.william shakespeare
A slender young Blackbird built in a thorn-tree: A spruce little fellow as ever could be; His bill was so yellow, his feathers so black, So long was his tail, and so glossy his back, That good Mrs. B., who sat hatching her eggs, And only just left them to stretch her poor legs, And pick for a minute the worm she preferred, Thought there never was seen such a beautiful bird.dinah craik
"All right," said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained sometime after the rest of it had gone.Lewis Carroll
'Extremes meet', as the whiting said with its tail in its mouth.Honorius of Autun
Let's be perfectly clear, shall we. The fox is not a little orange puppy dog with doe eyes and a waggly tail. It's a disease-ridden wolf with the morals of a psychopath and the teeth of a great white shark.jeremy clarkson
To have news value is to have a tin can tied to one’s tail.thomas edward ("t. e.") lawrence
How index-learning turns no student pale, Yet holds the eel of science by the tail.Alexander Pope
There's more than one way to skin a cat.The more you stroke the cat's tail, the more he raises his back. (Strauss, 1994 p. 1184)
We have all seen these circus elephants complete with tusks, ivory in their head and thick skins, who move around the circus ring and grab the tail of the elephant ahead of them."john f. kennedy
Brother, thy tail hangs down behind! This is the way of the Monkey-kind!rudyard kipling
We know that the tail must wag the dog, for the horse is drawn by the cart; But the Devil whoops, as he whooped of old: “It's clever, but is it Art?”rudyard kipling
The Moo-cow-moo's got a tail like a rope En it's ravelled down where it grows, En it's just like feeling a piece of soap All over the moo-cow's nose.
What a beard hast thou got! thou hast got more hair on thy chin than Dobbin my fill-horse has on his tail.william shakespeare
A tail is like that of a fox, but a mouth is like that of a wolf.
A dog was praising a wolf for the rapid wagging of its tail.
He pried in as a wolf but with a dog's tail.
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.fran lebowitz
If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
On a lonely sword leaned he, Like Arthur on Excalibur In the battle by the sea. To his great gold ear-ring Harold Tugged back the feathered tail, And swift had sprung the arrow, But swifter sprang the Gael. Whirling the one sword round his head, A great wheel in the sun, He sent it splendid through the sky, Flying before the shaft could fly It smote Earl Harold over the eye, And blood began to run.
What is time ? It is a serpent which eats its tail [...].kurt vonnegut
It's not much of a tail, but I'm sort of attached to it.Eeyore
This museum is a torpedo moving through time, its head the ever-advancing present, its tail the ever-receding past of 50 to 100 years ago.