Horse's tail
by Erasmus

The reference to the hairs from the horse's tail comes from an anecdote in Valerius Maximus (7, 3, 6) in which Sertorius showed his barbarian army the futility of trying to overcome the Romans in one great battle, by demonstrating that the only way to pluck a horse's tail was one hair at a time.

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