rat-catching

rat-catching

n
(Professions) the job of destroying or driving away vermin, esp rats
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rat-catching

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They go out rat-catching in the village, and they find plenty of employment.
The time for the rat-catching arrived at last, and the hunt began.
Her lover, who had only looked on at the rat-catching, was promptly at her side.
Meanwhile Tom, forgetting all about Maggie and the sting of reproach which he had left in her heart, was hurrying along with Bob, whom he had met accidentally, to the scene of a great rat-catching in a neighboring barn.
I sha'n't go along with you any more," he added, turning round homeward, not without casting a regret toward the rat-catching and other pleasures which he must relinquish along with Bob's society.
It is not pleasant to give up a rat-catching when you have set your mind on it.
The breed is a result of cross breeding between bulldog ancestors imported from England and local rat-catching dogs in Paris in the 1800s.
But, apparently, not all women are so susceptible, for rat-catching is one of the latest forms of employment to be taken up by the gentler sex.
There are several themed film trails around the city including Martin Scorsese's Hugo and animated comedy Ratatouille, where you can visit the 150-year-old Aurouze rat-catching shop in the 1st arrondissement.
Tabby and Tiny are a long way short of their colleague Felix when it come to mice- let alone rat-catching but Aideen, wife of assistant trainer Mike Marshall, cannot start the early morning duties she shares with Chris Russell, Dee Deacon and Peter Emerson until the moggies have been fed.
For 12 years, black lurcher Ace has lived up to his name in the rat-catching world.
RENTOKIL Initial said the suspension of its rat-catching contract in war-torn Libya had triggered a drop in revenues at its pest control arm.