rat-catcher


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rat-catcher

n
(Professions) a person whose job is to destroy or drive away vermin, esp rats
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Noun1.rat-catcher - a workman employed to destroy or drive away vermin
working man, working person, workingman, workman - an employee who performs manual or industrial labor
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Translations

rat-catcher

nRattenfänger(in) m(f)
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References in classic literature ?
I am the rat-catcher!...Let me pass, with my rats!..."
And the head of fire disappeared, vanished in the darkness, while the passage in front of it lit up, as the result of the change which the rat-catcher had made in his dark lantern.
"I ought to have remembered that Erik talked to me about the rat-catcher," said the Persian.
I have to give orders about my new bridle and saddle-cloth, and speak to the rat-catcher about his dogs: Miss Grey must go with you.'
In the front first floor, a clerk who looked something between a publican and a rat-catcher - a large pale puffed swollen man - was attentively engaged with three or four people of shabby appearance, whom he treated as unceremoniously as everybody seemed to be treated who contributed to Mr.
Moppet and Mittens have grown up into very good rat-catchers.
Paula describes Candida as the expert rat-catcher in the family: 'Oh even at night-even in the middle of the night-if any of us heard a squeak, we would cry out; Candida a rat!
She said: "It would not be uncommon to come across the local rat-catcher hard at work, or a boxing match in someone's back yard with people running to the bookies to place bets on it."
The big-hearted moggy - rat-catcher in chief at Huddersfield Railway Station - and her colleagues at TransPennine Express are raising PS1,000 for Fairy Bricks, a local cause which sets up Lego play sessions for sick children.
As the Record reported on Saturday, the island fishermen had called for its safe return as it is the star rat-catcher in a colony of feral cats which keep rodents away from their equipment.
In both countries the breed, which originated as a rat-catcher in 19th century Yorkshire, topped the list of the dogs most searched for online.
By a mutual understanding I was made rat-catcher to the establishment, and also fox-taker, foumart-killer, and crossbow-charger at the time when the young rooks were fledged.