rat-tailed


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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.
References in classic literature ?
You common, monkey-headed, rat-tailed, sulphur-coloured son of a door mat, do you know what I'm going to call you?
These were rat-tailed bats, two species of which occur in Egypt, the Larger Rat-tailed Bat and the Lesser Rattailed Bat.
Instead, they offer an escalating strategy that graduates from claiming to have an STD, to vomiting, to, ultimately, stabbing assailants with a rat-tailed comb, with the caveat "Use of a firearm to protect yourself or property is not recommended.