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rat-tail

also rat·tail (răt′tāl′)
n.
1. See grenadier.
2. A long, thin length of hair that hangs down the nape of the neck, usually when the rest of the hair is cut short.
adj. also rat-tailed (-tāld′) or rat·tailed (-tāld′)
Shaped like or having a part shaped like a rat's tail: a rat-tail file; a rattail comb.

rat-tail

n
1. (Animals) another name for grenadier2
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège)
a. a horse's tail that has no hairs
b. a horse having such a tail
3. a style of spoon in which the line of the handle is prolonged in a tapering moulding along the back of the bowl
4. (Tools) a kind of woodworking or metalworking file
References in classic literature ?
Her thin, light hair, streaked with grey, thickly smeared with grease, was plaited in a rat's tail and fastened by a broken horn comb which stood out on the nape of her neck.
While the Rabaa sit-in actually disturbed the lives of any of the district residents, the Brotherhood and their supporters did not seem to give a rat's tail about it, with prominent salafist preacher Yasser el-Borhami's confessing that "the sit-in was actually an attempt to impose a new reality, even on Rabaa residents.
During his month in the jungle, he has eaten a rat's tail, been covered in elephant manure, drunk fermented milk laced with cockroaches and flies, and fallen from a helicopter.
After 72 h, blood samples were prepared from rat's tail, glucose test strips and blood glucose measuring device (GM110 sample of Bionimerightest, Khosro Medisa Teb Company), were used for determination of blood glucose.
The winger with the peroxide-tipped hair, rat's tail plait and sleeve tattoos on one arm, is now an established member of the team.
It was when one of them noticed something protruding from the cake's confection, which turned out to be a rat's tail about 5 inches long.
Twenty-four hours later, they injected the exosomes into a vein in each rat's tail.
He said: "I am delighted to see James playing again and he is minus the rat's tail now.
Citing the event, NRL player Matt Cooper, who favoured a rat's-tail hairstyle for several years, said he was never denied access to a club or bar during that time and was never confronted in any different way in a social situation for having a rat's tail.
He told me that in the 1930s if you took a rat's tail to the Town Hall as proof you had killed a rat you were rewarded in cash.
The decorator has cleverly interlinked the rat and radish and juxtaposed the rat's tail with the rat-like tail of the radish.
In my book, the only more noble hairstyle than the slick Mediterranean look is the timelessly elegant rat's tail.