Usually stand no more than fifteen inches to the shoulder.
A talisman of British ineptness at space exploration... currently a probe lying in zillions of pieces on the surface of Mars.
"We are currently unable to contact the Beagle 2 probe, but this does not, I repeat NOT mean we have failed"
beagle (to), beagling
"I told him what I thought we could do next year and he said "No, no, no, no" and then spent 10 minutes repeating exactly what I just said. The fucker flat-out beagled me."