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also rat·tail (răt′tāl′)
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.
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Noun1.rattail - deep-sea fish with a large head and body and long tapering tail
gadoid, gadoid fish - a soft-finned fish of the family Gadidae
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Rat Tail and Twitch Tail models are also available.
The team led by researcher Dr Eleanor Jones used human Achilles tendon cells which were seeded in rat tail collagen gels.
The W 1080 RT 5-inch angle grinder, also known as the Rat Tail, fits in the user's hand and features a rubberized grip that dampens vibration and increases slip resistance.
Also included in the fine art sale was an early 19th century Indian Colonial silver ewer by Lattey Brothers & Co of Calcutta which sold for pounds 2,400; a Doulton Lambeth stoneware small ewer by Hannah and Florence Barlow realised pounds 1,500, and a silver dinner service of Hanoverian rat tail pattern achieved pounds 2,100.
After parting hair down the center with a rat tail comb, Larry used a large barrel curling iron to create loose waves.
Used by Colt on early Commanders, the combination of a rowel hammer and rat tail safety doesn't give you the broad, recoil-spreading tail of a beavertail safety, but it certainly eliminates the painful hammer bite that's rightfully associated with most spur-hammer .
Enter the Lansky Rat Tail Diamond folding sharpening tool retailing for $14.
Rat tail tendons were incubated with ASA and dehydroascorbic acid (DHA) under physiological conditions of temperature and pH, and the crosslinking and the level of AGEs were analyzed.
She rattled off a few famous tort cases involving a human finger and a rat tail mixed up with something like marshmallow.
The one we have drowned in a pool, but his fur isn't as soft and lustrous as it should be, (and) his tail looks more like a rat tail,'' he said.