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HAIR-TAIL ( Trichiurus) , a marine fish belonging to the Acanthopterygii scombriformes , with a long band-like body terminating in a thread-like tail, and with strong prominent teeth in both jaws. Several species are known, of which one, common in the tropical Atlantic, not rarely reaches the British Islands.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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