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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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Baby-faced with his hair in a rat-tail down his back, his puny body lolling this way and that in the dock.
From Jheri- curls to Rat-tails, Oak Ridge Boys to Fine Young Cannibals, Star Search to Spenser for Hire, Cannonball Run to Naked Gun, the offbeat nostalgia show will bring viewers a skewed view of the music, movies, TV shows, fashions, fads, and trends that defined pop culture during every year of the decade.
Fair enough, but is it any worse than the bleached rat-tails of Spain's Fernando Torres (top left)?
RAT-TAILS Rat-tails, also known as grenadier fish, are the dominant fishes here.
Motherwell fans, who have fond memories of growing rat-tails at the back of their hair in honour of the Scottish international, are often mystified when, in response to their queries about their former idol's form, they get a lukewarm response from Evertonians.