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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
- brown rat
(Rattus norvegicus), also known
as the common rat
, street rat
, sewer rat
, Hanover rat
, Norway rat
, Norwegian rat
, Parisian rat
, water rat
- term rat
if it is smaller, its name includes
the term mouse. The common terms rat
are not taxonomically
specific. The best-known rat
- A laboratory rat
or lab rat
is a rat
of the species Rattus norvegicus domestica which
is bred and kept for scientific
- 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
- The fancy rat
domestica) is the domesticated
form of Rattus
norvegicus, the brown rat
, and the most common species
kept as a...
- The black rat
(Rattus rattus), also known
as ship rat
, roof rat
, or house rat
—is a common
of the stereotypical rat genus
- subway system
has had problems. The city's rat
po****tion is dominated
by the brown rat
as the Norway rat
). The average adult
woodrat) are listed
in the state, three
(the Norway rat
mouse, and wild boar) are introduced, two (the gray bat and Mexican...
is an acute, febrile human illness caused
by bacteria transmitted
by rodents, in most cases, which
is p****ed from rodent
it somewhat larger
than a Norway rat
, which averages around
300 grams, with 500 grams being unusually
large. The rat
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