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Noun1.packrat - a collector of miscellaneous useless objectspackrat - a collector of miscellaneous useless objects
aggregator, collector - a person who collects things
2.packrat - any of several bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Neotoma of western North Americapackrat - any of several bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Neotoma of western North America; hoards food and other objects
wood rat, wood-rat - any of various small short-tailed rodents of the northern hemisphere having soft fur grey above and white below with furred tails and large ears; some are hosts for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks)
dusky-footed woodrat, Neotoma fuscipes - host to Lyme disease tick (Ixodes pacificus) in northern California
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Caption: A packrat midden (shown under the hood of an abandoned car) is a single-rodent home that can shelter a long series of owners.
Mystery on Pine Lake is a middle-grade novel about two friends, Cooper and Packrat, confronted with a dilemma - who or what is wantonly destroying loon nests?
A packrat would be someone stashing the great majority of the purchases.
Thirty-two species of pseudoscorpions have been found co-existing with nine packrat (or wondrat) species of the genus Neotoma, and this association has been referred to as phoresy.
Julio Betancourt, one of the scientists interviewed for the piece, has based his career in part on studying the prehistory of the deserts with information gained from ancient packrat middens.
The "Visual PackRat Plus" firearms collector's computer program is new from Spectrum Software.
And glass cases at Packrat Antiques neatly display old scientific, technical, nautical, medical, and mining instruments--often museum-quality--as well as gizmos ranging from crossbows to manual typewriters.
Here Grayson summarizes the results of more than 30 years' work on pollen and plant macrofossils, the latter preserved in ancient packrat middens found throughout the Basin and adjacent parts of arid North America.
IntelliLink supports such software programs as Borland Sidekick, Polaris Packrat, Microsoft Word for Windows, WordPerfect, Lotus 1-2-3, Microsoft Excel, dBase and Paradox.
PackRat is designed to run on Microsoft's Windows and is an obvious choise for users of Windows.
Whether you are a new Mac convert learning how to manage your system or a packrat needing to clean up hundreds of duplicate files, Spring Cleaning makes maintaining your Mac easy," said Pauline Shumake, Senior Product Manager, Productivity and Graphics Group at Smith Micro Software, Inc.
is a rhyming children's picturebook about Packy the Packrat, an anthropomorphic rodent focused on organizing his ever-growing collection as he puts the trinkets away.