Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a tail like a rat's; having a rat-tail, as a horse.
  • Like a rat's tail in shape.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Having a long, tapering tail like that of a rat.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) the larva of a fly of the genus Eristalis. See Eristalis.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) the fer-de-lance.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) the musk shrew.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The thousands of housefly larvae and rat-tailed maggots that result will be more than enough animal matter for the tilapia population.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • Leaning out over the wooden railing of the balcony, Asmador is startled at first to see a grotesquely naked, hunchbacked, rat-tailed demon capering on the raised bridge of the trawler, cupping its misshapen genitals in one hand and gesturing lewdly toward the oblivious crewmen with the other.

    THE BOYS FROM SANTA CRUZ

  • Leaning out over the wooden railing of the balcony, Asmador is startled at first to see a grotesquely naked, hunchbacked, rat-tailed demon capering on the raised bridge of the trawler, cupping its misshapen genitals in one hand and gesturing lewdly toward the oblivious crewmen with the other.

    THE BOYS FROM SANTA CRUZ

  • Leaning out over the wooden railing of the balcony, Asmador is startled at first to see a grotesquely naked, hunchbacked, rat-tailed demon capering on the raised bridge of the trawler, cupping its misshapen genitals in one hand and gesturing lewdly toward the oblivious crewmen with the other.

    THE BOYS FROM SANTA CRUZ

  • Leaning out over the wooden railing of the balcony, Asmador is startled at first to see a grotesquely naked, hunchbacked, rat-tailed demon capering on the raised bridge of the trawler, cupping its misshapen genitals in one hand and gesturing lewdly toward the oblivious crewmen with the other.

    THE BOYS FROM SANTA CRUZ

  • The thousands of housefly larvae and rat-tailed maggots that result will be more than enough animal matter for the tilapia population.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • The larvae are aquatic, often called “rat-tailed maggots,” and live in putrified liquids, like rain water in animal carcasses.

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  • The thousands of housefly larvae and rat-tailed maggots that result will be more than enough animal matter for the tilapia population.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • The thousands of housefly larvae and rat-tailed maggots that result will be more than enough animal matter for the tilapia population.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • His dead white skin hosted a raging case of psoriasis and his oily dishwater-brown hair was long enough for its rat-tailed ends to twitch at my face and throat like barbs.

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