Rat-tailed
Rat-tailed Rat"-tailed` (r[a^]t"t[=a]ld`), a. (Zo["o]l.) Having a long, tapering tail like that of a rat. [1913 Webster]

{Rat-tailed larva} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a fly of the genus Eristalis. See {Eristalis}.

{Rat-tailed serpent} (Zo["o]l.), the fer-de-lance.

{Rat-tailed shrew} (Zo["o]l.), the musk shrew. [1913 Webster]


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  • rat-tailed — (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : having a long tapering tail like that of a rat a rat tailed horse …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rat-tailed larva — Rat tailed Rat tailed (r[a^]t t[=a]ld ), a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having a long, tapering tail like that of a rat. [1913 Webster] {Rat tailed larva} (Zo[ o]l.), the larva of a fly of the genus Eristalis. See {Eristalis}. {Rat tailed serpent} (Zo[ o]l.), the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rat-tailed serpent — Rat tailed Rat tailed (r[a^]t t[=a]ld ), a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having a long, tapering tail like that of a rat. [1913 Webster] {Rat tailed larva} (Zo[ o]l.), the larva of a fly of the genus Eristalis. See {Eristalis}. {Rat tailed serpent} (Zo[ o]l.), the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rat-tailed shrew — Rat tailed Rat tailed (r[a^]t t[=a]ld ), a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having a long, tapering tail like that of a rat. [1913 Webster] {Rat tailed larva} (Zo[ o]l.), the larva of a fly of the genus Eristalis. See {Eristalis}. {Rat tailed serpent} (Zo[ o]l.), the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rat-tailed maggot — Rat tailed maggots are the larvae of some species of hoverfly, commonly Eristalis tenax . A characteristic feature of rat tailed maggots is a tube like, three segmented, telescoping breathing siphon located at their posterior end. This acts like… …   Wikipedia

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  • rat-tailed opossum — plikauodegis oposumas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Metachirus nudicaudatus angl. brown four eyed opossum; brown masked opossum; long bare tailed opossum; rat tailed opossum vok.… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • rat-tailed bats — peliauodeginiai šikšnosparniai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas šeima apibrėžtis Šeimoje 1 gentis. Kūno ilgis – 60 80 mm, kūno masė – 15 20 g. atitikmenys: lot. Rhinopomatidae angl. long tailed bats; mouse tailed bats; rat… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • rat-tailed bats — peliauodegiai šikšnosparniai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas gentis apibrėžtis Gentyje 3 rūšys. Paplitimo arealas – nuo Rio de Oro Afrikoje į r. per visą Š. Afriką ir P. Aziją iki Sumatros. atitikmenys: lot. Rhinopoma angl.… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • rat-tailed maggot — often the mousie (q.v.) used in ice fishing, the rat tailed maggot of the hoverfly, cultured as bait. The rat tail is a telescopic siphon used as a snorkel for breathing while submerged …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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