He could not encounter that howling horde with his tail and hind-quarters.
The hind-quarters should be raised as high as possible, in order to favor its retention.
"Here's your fresh meat, Hackett—two hind-quarters," he panted.
A discharge of bullets into the hind-quarters, is worse than useless.
The next step will be for you to try to supple the croup or hind-quarters of ...