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[rat-teyl] /ˈrætˌteɪl/

(def 4).
another name for grenadier (sense 2)

a style of spoon in which the line of the handle is prolonged in a tapering moulding along the back of the bowl
a kind of woodworking or metalworking file

also rat’s-tail, used since 16c. of conditions or devices he;d to resemble a rat’s long, hairless tail in some sense, including “lank lock of hair” (1810); “end of a rope” (1867); from rat (n.) + tail (n.).


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