Definition of Rat-tail file
1. Noun. A thin round file shaped like the tail of a rat.
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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 ..."