top and tail
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- The top and bottom of something.
- (transitive) To add to the beginning and end of (something), such as the salutation and valediction added to a letter.
- (transitive) To remove something from the top and bottom of (an item), for example when preparing carrots for cooking.
- (transitive, colloquial) To bathe (a small child) in a minimal way by wiping its face and bottom.