(heraldry) An animal's tail.
* 1863 , Charles Boutell, A Manual of Heraldry , p. 369:
* 1889 , (Arthur Conan Doyle), Micah Clarke , :
- HESSE: Az., a lion, queue fourchée, rampt., barry of ten, arg. and gu., crowned, or, and holding in his dexter paw a sword, ppr., hilt and pommel, gold.
* 1912 , :
- , there were seated astraddle the whole hundred of the baronet's musqueteers, each engaged in plaiting into a queue the hair of the man who sat in front of him.
* 1967 , William Styron, The Confessions of Nat Turner , Vintage 2004, p. 176:
- A large number of loyal officials, rather than shave the front part of the head and wear the Manchu queue , voluntarily shaved the whole head,
A line of people, vehicles or other objects, in which one at the front end is t with first, the one behind is dealt with next, and so on, and which newcomers join at the opposite end (the back).
* 1916 , ,
- Caparisoned for a week in purple velvet knee-length pantaloons, a red silk jacket with buckles of shiny brass, and a white goat's-hair wig which culminated behind in a saucy queue , I must have presented an exotic sight [...].
A waiting list or other means of organizing people or objects into a first-come-first-served order.
(computing) A data structure in which objects are added to one end, called the tail, and removed from the other, called the head (- a FIFO queue). The term can also refer to a LIFO queue or stack where these ends coincide.
* 2005 , David Flanagan, Java in a Nutshell , p. 234,
- I was absent-minded at the moment and was last in the queue .
- Queue implementations are commonly based on insertion order as in first-in, first-out (FIFO) queues or last-in, first-out queues (LIFO queues are also known as stacks).
* line (North America)
* double-ended queue
* queueing theory
* jump the queue
(British) To put oneself or itself at the end of a waiting line.
(British) To arrange themselves into a physical waiting queue.
(computing) To add to a queue data structure.
To fasten the hair into a queue.
* 1968 , Francis Russell, The American Heritage History of the Making of the Nation
* 1820 , Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
- Though Monroe the man has become a vague anachronistic figure in knee breeches and with queued , powdered hair, his name is perpetuated in the Monroe Doctrine, evoked by him as a temporary response to an immediate crisis.
- The sons, in short square skirted coats with rows of stupendous brass buttons, and their hair generally queued in the fashion of the times, especially if they could procure an eel skin for the purpose, it being esteemed throughout the country as potent nourisher and strengthener of the hair.
* (place itself at the end of a queue) join a queue, join the queue, line up
* queue up
A convoy or procession of travelers, their vehicles and cargo, and any pack animals, especially camels crossing a desert.
* 1846 , ,
* 1888 , ,
- To the left the caravan animals, securely picketed, at regular distances of some fifteen yards apart, occupied an area of several acres.
* 1897 , , Chapter 21,
- “Would they could have foretold that my caravan would have been cut up by the Shinwaris almost within shadow of the Pass!” grunted the Eusufzai agent of a Rajputana trading-house whose goods had been feloniously diverted into the hands of other robbers just across the Border, and whose misfortunes were the laughing-stock of the bazar. “Ohé, priest, whence come you and whither do you go?”
(UK, Australia, NZ) A furnished vehicle towed behind a car, etc., and used as a dwelling when stationary.
* 2006 , Roger Cross, Avon Hudson, Beyond Belief: The British Bomb Tests: Australia's Veterans Speak Out ,
- Camel caravans , and courageous teamsters opened regular carrying businesses between Southern Cross and Coolgardie, while coaches began to run over the desert.
* 2009 , Chris Cleave, Incendiary ,
- The caravans' were the demarcation between the non-radioactive areas and the radioactive areas. There were two main '''caravans''', one for people going into the forward area, and the other ' caravan was for people returning.
* 2010 , Jo Nesbo, Nemesis ,
- The best thing about caravans' is that they're always exactly the same, said Terence Butcher. You can tow your ' caravan to Brighton or Bournemouth or Bognor. Doesn?t make the blindest bit of difference. When you close the door behind you at the end of the day you?re home.
- At the end of the car park were three caravans .
* caravan park, caravan site
* (convoy or procession of travelers) camel train, convoy, wagon train
* (furnished vehicle used as a dwelling) (US): camper, mobile home, motor home, recreational vehicle, trailer, travel trailer
To travel in a caravan (procession).
* 1957 , , Journal of the Assembly, Legislature of the State of California , Volume 1,
- The wedding party got in their cars and caravaned from the chapel to the reception hall.
* 1984 , Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour, Information Retrieval Limited, Animal Behaviour Abstracts , Volume 12,
- The provisions of the Vehicle Code covering caravaning of vehicles have been clarified to expedite this type of operation and still result in the proper observance of the objectives of that law.
* 2007 , Stanley Bennett Clay, Looker ,
- Observations of caravaning were made on the domesticated musk shrew (Suncus murinus ) with particular reference to its developmental aspects.
(UK, Australia) To travel and/or live in a caravan (vehicle).
- Brando, Dee, Omar, Jeanette, and Clymenthia caravanned up to the La Brea summit and down Overhill Drive, just past Slauson Avenue, to La Louisianne for drinks and a late-night snack.
* 1932', Walter Meade, '''''Caravanning'' , Cecil Charles Windsor Aldin, ''The Cecil Aldin Book ,
- When my parents retired they really got back into caravanning .
* 1986 , James Wilson Brown, Shirley N. Brown, Before You Go To Great Britain: A Resource Directory and Planning Guide ,
- It has to be remembered that, however enchanting the idea of caravanning may be, it is unlikely that it will consist entirely of watching sunsets and other people working — two of the most fascinating sights I know — but there are, regrettably enough, other and less romantic elements.
* 2002 , Don Loffler, The FJ Holden: A Favourite Australian Car ,
- British interest in camping and caravaning has recently increased considerably — so much so that today, camp parks are available in all parts of the country.
- Norm writes, ‘My wife and I did a lot of caravaning and it certainly didn?t pull the car out of shape, although lots of people thought it would!’
"caravan"], entry in [http://septicscompanion.com The Septic's Companion: A British Slang Dictionary