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rattail

[′rat‚tāl]
(metallurgy)
A small irregular line marking a minor buckle on the surface of a casting.
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Casting defects associated with the thermal expansion of sand include rattails, buckles, scabs, veining, fins and dimensional problems.
By using this unique air bladder to adjust their buoyancy, or ability to float, rattails can root around the seafloor in search of food.
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