Scorpion's tail

(Bot.) any plant of the leguminous genus Scorpiurus, herbs with a circinately coiled pod; - also called caterpillar.

See also: Scorpion

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It also has bragging rights for the tallest waterslides: Scorpion's Tail and Point of No Return are both 10 stories tall.
He is author of "Frontline Pakistan: The Struggle with Militant Islam" and "The Scorpion's Tail: The Relentless Rise of Islamic Militants in Pakistan." "Frontline Pakistan" was the Wall Street Journal's book of the year in 2007.
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Those living further south toward the equator get to see all of Scorpius, complete with a scorpion's tail.
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Zahid Hussain , an award-winning journalist and writer, is the author of "Frontline Pakistan: The Struggle With Militant Islam" (2007) and "The Scorpion's Tail: The Relentless Rise of Islamic Militants in Pakistan" (2010).
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The Scorpion's Tail: The Relentless Rise of Islamic Militants in Pakistan - And How It Threatens the World deals with all the nitty-gritty details, replete with first-hand information from the author and Wall Street Journal correspondent, Zahid Hussain.
The first book Hamid reviews is The Scorpion's Tail, by ZahidHussain, which examines the rise of militants in Pakistan and highlights policy missteps by both Pakistan and the U.S.