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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUEUE

To buy my turn in the queue when the meat is being distributed.

On the sidewalk, a queue of men was being held in line by a burly cop.

There always must be these people who cannot stand in line in a queue and be fair.

It is required, however, that they should take their places in the queue.

Here is the Napoleon, the man with a queue, and the Philippe that I have bitten.

I feel as if I'd give anything to have had a chance to stand three hours in that queue.

His hat was the cover, his queue the handle, and his pipe the nose.

Denton became aware of his duties, and hurried to join the tail of the queue.

And here we beg to give a view Of suitors waiting in a queue.

The custom of the queue is a spontaneous expression of his love of fairness and order.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "band attached to a letter with seals dangling on the free end," from French queue "a tail," from Old French cue, coe "tail" (12c., also "penis"), from Latin coda (dialectal variant or alternative form of cauda) "tail," of unknown origin. Also in literal use in 16c. English, "tail of a beast," especially in heraldry. The Middle English metaphoric extension to "line of dancers" (c.1500) led to extended sense of "line of people, etc." (1837). Also used 18c. in sense of "braid of hair hanging down behind" (first attested 1748).

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