Rat-tail

Rat'-tail` (răt'tāl`) adjective Like a rat's tail in form; as, a rat-tail file, which is round, slender, and tapering. See Illust. of File .
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Rat-tail

Rat'-tail` noun 1. (Far.) plural An excrescence growing from the pastern to the middle of the shank of a horse. 2. (Zoology) (a) The California chimæra. See Chimæra . (b) Any fish of the genus Macrurus . See Grenadier , 2....
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Rat-tail

• (n.) An excrescence growing from the pastern to the middle of the shank of a horse. • (n.) The California chimaera. See Chimaera. • (a.) Like a rat`s tail in form; as, a rat-tail file, which is round, slender, and tapering. See Illust. of File. • (n.) Any fish of the genus Macrurus. See Grenadier, 2.Rat-tail: words in the defi...
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rat-tail

Any fish of the family Macrouridae of deep-sea bony fishes. They have stout heads and bodies, and long tapering tails. They are common in deep waters on the continental slopes. Some species have a light-emitting organ in front of the anus. Also known as rat-tails are some of the chimaeras
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