The tail is bushy, but tapering at the end.
The "tapering off" of the dose is the best method.
The aconite has a short underground stem, from which dark-coloured tapering roots descend.
The Raphidiidae or snake-flies (q.v.) are remarkable for the long, narrow, tapering prothorax which gives the appearance of a constricted neck, while the female has a long ovipositor.
In form these animals are somewhat pig-like; the body is stout, with arched back; the limbs are short and stout, armed with strong, blunt claws; the ears disproportionately long; and the tail very thick at the base and tapering gradually.