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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Their predecessor was the friction folder --a simple blade with a lever attached below the tang, sometimes referred to as a rattail, which stood up above the handle when closed.
The non-locking FULT friction folder is an old-school design, and a rattail tang holds the blade in place by thumb pressure.
"Wonder" -- A complex, funny cry-fest that looks at the burdens of being a 10-year-old boy named Auggie (Jacob Tremblay), small and scarred, with a high-pitched, scratchy voice and a braided rattail, as he attempts to enter public school for the first time.
Functional group Scientific name Bi (ton (age group in years) [km.sup.-2]) Sea lion Otaria flavescens 0.030 Jack mackerel Trachurus symmetricus murphyi 13.790 Pacific sand perch Prolatilus jugularis 0.759 Cardinal fish Epigonus crassicaudus 0.780 Chilean hake (a) Merluccius gayi gayi (4+) 4.487 Chilean hake (j) Merluccius gayi gayi (0-3) 4.827 Blackling Genypterus maculatus 0.212 Rattail fish Coelorhyncus aconcagua 0.256 Big-eye flounder Hipoglossina macrops 0.286 Skates Raja spp.
So when the next inconsiderate neighbor fails to pick up after his pet, she scoops up the offending excrement and hurls it at him--which turns out to be a rather memorable way to make a new acquaintance: Tony (Elijah Wood, with an Anakin Skywalker-worthy rattail) turns out to be the best ally Ruth could hope for in finding her possessions.
We end up going to the cosmetics department and buying a rattail comb with an attached brush, like a weird hybrid of a comb and a paintbrush.
We saw a couple of creepy-looking mountain dudes scratching at their skin and another who was wearing a rattail. We saw a woman in a motorized wheelchair with a #3 flag on the back.
(Yes, there were several specimens I had never heard of before, such as the rattail, the hatchetfish and the double-toothed barbet to name but a few!)
Purification and characterization of two pepsins from the stomach of pectoral rattail (Coryphaenoides pectoralis).
Rene (Gael Garcia Bernal) is a young hotshot with a then-fashionable rattail and a soothing boardroom manner, and at each meeting, speaking a lingo of practiced buzzwords, he trots out a near-identical spiel: "What you are about to see is in line with the current social context." "Today Chile thinks of its future." One sales come-on is for a soft drink called Free.
Do you dare read that list and not order, at least some Yard Long Red Noodle Beans or a package of Rattail Radish seed?