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Definition of Norway rat

Norway rat
Rat 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. Raccoon.] 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 Mahon. Bamboo rat (Zo["o]l.), any Indian rodent of the genus Rhizomys. Beaver rat, Coast rat. (Zo["o]l.) See under Beaver and Coast. 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 Echinomys. 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

- known as the common rat, street rat, sewer rat, Hanover rat, Norway rat, Norwegian rat, or wharf rat, is one of the best known and most common rats....
- Martin (1982). Rats. p. 67.  "Evolution, History and Domestication of the Norway Rat". www.ratbehavior.org. Retrieved 2017-11-29.  "Rat King". Galleries >...
- 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 Gressley, who...
- Myanmar, Nepal, Palau, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam Brown rat or Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus) – worldwide except Antarctica Turkestan rat (Rattus...
- R. (1998). Shorn (shn): a new mutation causing hypotrichosis in the Norway rat. The Journal of Heredity, 89, 257–260. "Research Animal Models". Charles...
- city's rat po****tion is dominated by the brown rat (also known as the Norway rat). The average adult body weight is 350 grams (12 oz) in males and about...
- scraggly coat of black fur, and is slightly smaller than the brown (Norway) rat. Rattus rattus bone remains that date back to the Norman Period have...
- Allegheny woodrat) are listed as endangered in the state, three (the Norway rat, house mouse, and wild boar) are introduced, two (the gray bat and Mexican...
- referenced articles that pertain to the scientific study of the domesticated Norway rat. Rat Guide – An online resource with information about fancy rat health...
- 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 large...
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