Definition of Rat-catcher

1. Noun. A workman employed to destroy or drive away vermin.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rat-catcher

rastras
rastrum
rastrums
rastsvetaevite
rasul
rasures
rasvumite
rat's-tail cactus
rat-a-tat
rat-a-tat-tat
rat-arsed
rat-bite disease
rat-bite fever
rat-catcher (current term)
rat-flea typhus
rat-race
rat-tail
rat-tail file
rat-tailed
rat-tat
rat-tat-tat
rat arsed
rat bike
rat chinchilla
rat fink
rat kangaroo
rat king
rat leprosy

Literary usage of Rat-catcher

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1. A History of Parliamentary Elections and Electioneering: From the Stuarts to by Joseph Grego (1892)
"Jack Robinson, as " rat-catcher to Great Britain," is equipped for his delicate task with a ... such as might preface a common rat-catcher's announcement, ..."

2. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1844)
"Like swallows in the spring-time singing, And lo ! the rat-catcher ... With song and fife No rat-catcher gets child of mine— Such lofty honours I decline. ..."

3. A History of Parliamentary Elections and Electioneering: From the Stuarts to by Joseph Grego (1892)
"... such as might preface a common rat-catcher's announcement, giving the names of twenty-two parliamentary rats already decoyed from their party allegiance ..."

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