I am in search of a term that denotes an elongated, cylindrical (with circular cross-section) strip. One that you'd use to describe the body shape of a hose (but not hollow) or a phone charger cord, and around that thickness but not rigid (rod).
I need it for a short story I am writing. Here's an example sentence I want to use it in
The weirdly coloured toothpaste came out in a ...
Here is an image of the kind of object I want to describe.