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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
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.
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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Hair-Tail'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/h/hair-tail.html. 1910.