Definition of Rat pit. Meaning of Rat pit. Synonyms of Rat pit

Definition of Rat pit. Meaning of Rat pit. Synonyms of Rat pit

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Definition of Rat pit

Rat pit
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 Rat pit from wikipedia

- 70 rat pits. James Wentworth Day, a follower of the sport of rat baiting, described his experience and the atmosphere at one of the last old rat pits...
- Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents. Species of rats are all found in Rodentia, and are present throughout the order. Typical rats are...
- A laboratory rat or lab rat is a rat of the species Rattus norvegicus (brown rat) which is bred and kept for scientific research. While less commonly used...
- Gaturro asked Rat Pit to bring your collar but Max tried to grab a Rat Pit. Fortunately, Max could not grab him and escaped Rat Pit. Then, Rat Pit told Gaturro...
- prize fights as well as featuring such entertainment as the infamous "rat pit" where blood sports such as rat and dogfighting took place. In these events...
- The fancy rat is the most common breed of domesticated or pet rat (Rattus norvegicus). The name fancy rat derives from the idea of animal fancy (the promotion...
- Rat torture is the use of rats to torture a victim by encouraging them to attack and eat the victim alive. The "Rats Dungeon", or "Dungeon of the Rats"...
- This is a list of extant snakes, given by their common names. Note that the snakes are grouped by name, and in some cases the grouping may have no scientific...
- fast and agile, the origins of this alert terrier are in the world of the rat pit, a sport po****r in the cities of Victorian England where terriers were...
- The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a medium-sized, short-coated breed of dog of English lineage and may be considered to be within the pit bull type. ...
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