Is there a word that can be used to refer to all the items in a list or sequence which is not the first item? For example, take this list:

(oranges, apples, raspberries, pears)

How can I refer to (apples, raspberries, and pears)?

  • Well in some computer languages the Head is the first element and the Tail is the rest. However I don't believe there's a normal English word. – user24964 Jan 21 '14 at 11:21
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    I suspect the question has already been asked and answered here. Possible duplicate english.stackexchange.com/a/90067/14666 – Kris Jan 21 '14 at 11:48
  • Three out of four ain't bad. – rhetorician Jan 21 '14 at 15:38
  • cdr (oranges, apples, raspberries, pears) – John Lawler Jan 21 '14 at 20:28

You can say,

All but the first from the list.

All but means:

all except: we have support from all but one of the networks.

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