Definition of Norway rat. Meaning of Norway rat. Synonyms of Norway rat
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Definition of Norway rat
Norway ratRat 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 Norway rat from wikipedia
as the common
rat, Norway rat
, Norwegian rat
rat or wharf
rat, is one of the best known...
- 66–7. ISBN 0-85031-297-3. "Evolution, History
of the Norway Rat
". www.ratbehavior.org. Retrieved
2017. "Rat King: Ship rat...
- tail). It weighs
230 to 600 grams. This makes
it somewhat larger
than a Norway rat
, which averages around
300 grams, with 500 grams being unusually
- 1942 and 1943. The subject
of his thesis
was the 24-hour rhythms
of the Norway rat
. It was at Northwestern
that he met his ****ure wife, Edith
- 2012-10-10. Retrieved
RA et al: Genome sequence
of the Brown Norway rat yields insights
evolution.: Nature. 2004 April
coat of black
fur, and is slightly smaller
than the brown
. Rattus rattus
that date back to the Norman Period
- R. (1998). Shorn
(shn): a new mutation causing hypotrichosis
in the Norway rat
. The Journal
of Heredity, 89, 257–260. "Research Animal
- city's rat po****tion is dominated
by the brown
rat (also known
as the Norway rat
). The average adult
is 350 grams
(12 oz) in males
- referenced articles
to the scientific study
of the domesticated Norway rat
. Rat Guide
– An online resource
with information about fancy
Rat (Sundamys infraluteus), which
is only somewhat larger
than a Norway rat
, averaging around
0.3 kilograms in weight, was actually referred
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