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  • noun Plural form of rat-tail.

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Examples

  • Some unknown hand, her own perhaps, had placed on her rat-tails a twisted white ribbon; by afternoon it had skewed itself around to the side, so that her head looked like abadly tied parcel.

    Hilary Mantel Comma

  • He was wearing a silky white satin jogging suit and his hair ended in damp rat-tails.

    Dancing with Werewolves

  • He was wearing a silky white satin jogging suit and his hair ended in damp rat-tails.

    Dancing with Werewolves

  • He was wearing a silky white satin jogging suit and his hair ended in damp rat-tails.

    Dancing with Werewolves

  • CIA officials were quick to point out that in Arabic culture, which enshrines youthful good looksand has created a virtual cottage industry of beard-dyeing parlors where one caneven get beard perms, rat-tails, sauna-bathsand full body-hair shaves, no self-respecting village elder or chieftain would dare be caught dead with a streak of grey hair in his beard.

    Breaking News from FOXX News: Yet Another bin Laden Tape

  • Any trip to the local Wal-Mart will reveal the still-popular dozen or so "rat-tails" and other er, retro looks: semi-permanent frostings, still fresh football mohawks (increases helmet comfort), assorted levels of 'poofiness', etc ...

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  • The women with tow-coloured rat-tails expected to grow luxuriant black tresses and others with coarse scrubby black hair dreamed of having fine soft golden braids.

    The Curly-Haired Hen

  • By this time even rat-tails would be a welcome change -- and with genuine socialism there would not even be that escape.

    Zone Policeman 88; a close range study of the Panama canal and its workers

  • Mullets, mohawks, side ponytails, rat-tails and perms are happily buried beside bowl cuts, but unlike other styles, I doubt anyone ever defended the bowl cut's aesthetics.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • They have filmed fish called rat-tails that measure 0. 5m-long (1. 6ft), shrimp-like creatures called amphipods, which swarm in increasingly large groups the deeper you go, as well as a shoal of snail fish swimming at 7,700m (25,300ft) down in the Japan Trench - the deepest fish to be caught on camera.

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