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 fer-de-lance.

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


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  • 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

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