Nicky was thumbing through Mr Chambers' fine dictionary this morning to confirm a word for a rabbit's tail to help Ivy complete a crossword.
The word is "scut".
Scut means, and I quote, " a short, erect tail, as in a hare, rabbit or deer...".
But the real joy of the word is that it has a second meaning: "a contemptuous term for a small person". I have no idea to whom I might apply such a term, but I'm sure I'll think of someone.