Definition of Rat pit. Meaning of Rat pit. Synonyms of Rat pit
Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word Rat pit. Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word Rat pit and, of course, Rat pit synonyms and on the right images related to the word Rat pit.
Definition of Rat pit
Rat pitRat Rat, n. [AS. r[ae]t; akin to D. rat, OHG. rato, ratta, G.
ratte, ratze, OLG. ratta, LG. & Dan. rotte, Sw. r[*a]tta, F.
rat, Ir. & Gael radan, Armor. raz, of unknown origin. Cf.
1. (Zo["o]l.) One of the several species of small rodents of
the genus Mus and allied genera, larger than mice, that
infest houses, stores, and ships, especially the Norway,
or brown, rat (M. Alexandrinus). These were introduced
into Anerica from the Old World.
2. A round and tapering mass of hair, or similar material,
used by women to support the puffs and rolls of their
natural hair. [Local, U.S.]
3. One who deserts his party or associates; hence, in the
trades, one who works for lower wages than those
prescribed by a trades union. [Cant]
Note: ``It so chanced that, not long after the accession of
the house of Hanover, some of the brown, that is the
German or Norway, rats, were first brought over to this
country (in some timber as is said); and being much
stronger than the black, or, till then, the common,
rats, they in many places quite extirpated the latter.
The word (both the noun and the verb to rat) was first,
as we have seen, leveled at the converts to the
government of George the First, but has by degrees
obtained a wide meaning, and come to be applied to any
sudden and mercenary change in politics.' --Lord
Bamboo rat (Zo["o]l.), any Indian rodent of the genus
Beaver rat, Coast rat. (Zo["o]l.) See under Beaver and
Blind rat (Zo["o]l.), the mole rat.
Cotton rat (Zo["o]l.), a long-haired rat (Sigmodon
hispidus), native of the Southern United States and
Mexico. It makes its nest of cotton and is often injurious
to the crop.
Ground rat. See Ground Pig, under Ground.
Hedgehog rat. See under Hedgehog.
Kangaroo rat (Zo["o]l.), the potoroo.
Norway rat (Zo["o]l.), the common brown rat. See Rat.
Pouched rat. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) See Pocket Gopher, under Pocket.
(b) Any African rodent of the genus Cricetomys.
Rat Indians (Ethnol.), a tribe of Indians dwelling near
Fort Ukon, Alaska. They belong to Athabascan stock.
Rat mole. (Zo["o]l.) See Mole rat, under Mole.
Rat pit, an inclosed space into which rats are put to be
killed by a dog for sport.
Rat snake (Zo["o]l.), a large colubrine snake (Ptyas
mucosus) very common in India and Ceylon. It enters
dwellings, and destroys rats, chickens, etc.
Spiny rat (Zo["o]l.), any South America rodent of the genus
To smell a rat. See under Smell.
Wood rat (Zo["o]l.), any American rat of the genus
Neotoma, especially N. Floridana, common in the
Southern United States. Its feet and belly are white.
Meaning of Rat pit from wikipedia
- rat-baiting is a blood sport involving
of rat s in a pit. it was a popular sport until
of the 20th century.
in the day of the oscat
awards, gaturro asked
rat pit to bring
but max tried
to grab a rat pit. grab him and escaped
- 'rat pit' where blood sport
s such as rat and dogfighting
rat s were captured
- when rat-killing became illegal
rat-pits were supplanted
by dining halls
inns, all of which
fast and agile, the origins
of this alert terrier
are in the world
of the rat pit , a sport popular
in the cities
- the rat terrier
is an american
with a rich and varied background
as an tough little
dogs gained their
fame in rat pit gambling.
- the westminster
pit was a well-known blood sport arena
in nineteenth-century bear-baiting , badger-baiting , monkey-baiting , and rat-baiting .
were also held in bill slocum's gin mill, also on water
street, and kit burns
'rat pit' held in his liquor
- at around
of the 20th century, such as the rat pit and the autobiographical children
of the dead end, is from the glenties
- the black
rat , rattus
rattus, and the brown
rat , rattus
norvegicus. and a. bertram chandler pitted
his space-bound protagonist,