rat-catching

rat-catching

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

nRattenfang m
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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.
They go out rat-catching in the village, and they find plenty of employment.
Rat-catching firm Rentokil announced plans to acquire Mitie's pest control unit for PS40 million last year, combining two of the industry's largest suppliers.
Simon was ship's cat for HMS Amethyst and his medals were won for rat-catching above and beyond the call of duty.
They comprise 34 dogs, 32 pigeons, four horses and a warship's rat-catching cat.
Rentokil revealed it saw wasp call-outs double across the UK and Europe last year while call-outs for fly control surged by nearly a third and were 14% higher for rat-catching services.
However, he found himself face to face with the secretive "rat-catching" team led by Sonya Ahuja, the company's head of investigations.
In its real context, the meaning of this word is used with reference to their traditional rat-catching occupation.