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Adj.1.ratlike - resembling or characteristic of a rat
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He had a brief talk with his visitor, watching him with his ratlike eyes, and making up his mind about him; and then he gave him a note to Mr.
I have no illusion some fusion of force and form will save me, bewilderment of bonelight ungrave me as when the El shooting through a hell of ratty alleys where nothing thrives but soot and the ratlike lives that have learned to eat it screechingly peacocked a grace of sparks so far out and above the fast curve that jostled and fastened us into a single shock of-- I will not call it love but at least some brief and no doubt illusionary belief that in one surge of brain we were all seeing one thing: a lone unearned loveliness struck from an iron pain.
Its ratlike 4-inch tail, rubber skirt, and massive double hook bring up the rear.
THE English journalist and writer Nicholas Tomalin famously observed that: "The only qualities essential for real success in journalism are ratlike cunning, a plausible manner and a little literary ability.
One of the speakers was former Sunderland South MP Chris Mullin, among that small group of politicians to whom high intellect always seems more important than ratlike cunning.
1983) Common, black-bellied, or ratlike hamsters In Mammals of the World.
He'll linger wherever he finds comfortable companions, observing the ratlike "masters of survival" in downtown Los Angeles, or watching from the sidelines in "El Jalisco," a bar plastered with posters of Marilyn and Liz, where immigrant men buy each other beers, while the winners, blessed with mobility, easy jobs, a great place to live and a "happy, mischievous boy's smile," know that money and sex reasonably substitute for camaraderie.
My grandfather, especially when eating, had a ratlike appearance: a face of twitching whiskers and sharpened incisors, jaw working methodically, nose poised to sniff.