black rat


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black rat

n.
A common rat (Rattus rattus) found worldwide, especially in populated areas, having a black or dark brown coat.

black rat

n
(Animals) a common rat, Rattus rattus: a household pest that has spread from its native Asia to all countries
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Noun1.black rat - common household pest originally from Asia that has spread worldwideblack rat - common household pest originally from Asia that has spread worldwide
rat - any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
genus Rattus, Rattus - common house rats; upper incisors have a beveled edge
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And one big black rat, who seemed to want to say something to the Doctor, now crept forward timidly along the rail, watching the dog out of the corner of his eye.
Both these varieties are one-third smaller than the common black rat (M.
It seems that rat kings occur in regions where two factors coincide: cold winters and the presence of the black rat. Indeed, the black rat is more common in Southern Europe, but there are mild winters there.
The taxa Muridae Sigmodontinae with 31 native and one introduced taxa (the muskrat); the Muridae: Murinae comprising three introduced pest species (the Norwegian rat, the Black rat and the House mouse).
Roof rat, black rat, house rat, ship rat (Rattus rattus)
He practiced for months with a harmless but cranky black rat snake.
The introduced black rat (Rattus rattus) is the rat generally found in towns and cities and has been responsible for the transmission of some nasty diseases through its urine and faeces, including salmonella, leptospirosis and plague.
And, of course, there is the opening moment of terrifying and uncanny doubling in which Bigger kills a version of himself: a monstrous black rat filled with rage and fear.
That's as may be Cathy, but in my book people who snuggle up on the sofa of an evening with a boa constrictor round their necks and a black rat on their laps aren't exactly 100 per cent sane.
As a result, the Star Ledger reported: "The Senate yesterday passed a bill that would expand the list of activities exempted from the [law] to include the killing or disposal of a Norway brown rat, black rat, and house mouse." The Ledger quoted the bill's sponsor, Joseph Palaia (Republican of Monmouth), defending the legislation: "'People who beat their pets, deprive them of water or food, or needlessly kill and mutilate their animals should be treated as animals.'"