Definition of Rat-tail file

1. Noun. A thin round file shaped like the tail of a rat.

Generic synonyms: File



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rat-tail File

rasul
rasures
rasvumite
rat's-tail cactus
rat-a-tat
rat-a-tat-tat
rat-arsed
rat-bite disease
rat-bite fever
rat-catcher
rat-flea typhus
rat-race
rat-tail
rat-tail file (current term)
rat-tailed
rat-tat
rat-tat-tat
rat arsed
rat bike
rat chinchilla
rat fink
rat kangaroo
rat king
rat leprosy
rat mite dermatitis
rat on
rat out
rat race

Literary usage of Rat-tail file

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1. Bridge Engineering by John Alexander Low Waddell (1916)
"rat-tail file.—A small, circular, tapering file which resembles a rat's tail. Square File.—Any file having a square cross section. Taper File. ..."

2. A Short History of Engraving & Etching, for the Use of Collectors and by Arthur Mayger Hind (1908)
"Rees describes the method as a " half-round file, pressed down with a piece of lead"; but similar results might be obtained by rolling a rat-tail file by ..."

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