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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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When Cooper Wilder and his friends, Packrat and Roy, find a fox in the woods with its head stuck in a jar, they know it's time to investigate.
Being a world-class packrat, he even found the plastic protractor, and our club's copy of Mike Home's original plans.
One academic packrat I had the pleasure of knowing was the late E.
Besides becoming George's host, Faid starts the Packrat hackers and embarks on his mission of taking down the government and stopping them from rounding up psychics for experimentation.
Packrat-dens were important sites for collection of scats because they were in rocky areas used by bobcats; in those areas, packrats pick up scats and, thus, concentrate it from surrounding areas.
Unlike satin bowerbirds, which decorate mating sites with such treasures as pen caps and clothespins, packrat collectibles aren't on display.
man, a self-confessed packrat, looked at an Allis-Chalmers Model G and saw more.
A packrat would be someone stashing the great majority of the purchases.
Varonis, a provider of data-governance software, understands the burden of companies trying to balance two approaches when it comes to data: the urge to be a packrat with it, and the desire to organize it so that it's actually useful.
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.