Definition of Ratteners
1. rattener [n] - See also: rattener
Lexicographical Neighbors of Ratteners
Literary usage of Ratteners
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1874)
"... of Sheffield ratteners. As if Coercion Acts were directed against these kinds of offenders. Thursday.—Names of New Charity Commissioners announced. ..."
2. Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to All Ages by Benjamin Vincent, Joseph Haydn (1906)
"CAMORRA, a secret society of plunderers and ratteners, exacting money from shopkeepers and traders, in Naples (said to have originated from the extreme ..."
3. Memorials of Edinburgh in the Olden Time by Daniel Wilson (1891)
"... so were freed from the charge of rioting.1 Possibly, however, the craftsmen were a match for my lord, like the unionists and ratteners of later days. ..."
4. Charles Reade, Dramatist, Novelist, Journalist: A Memoir Compiled Chiefly by Charles L. Reade (1887)
"Ever since the Sheffield ratteners thought fit to honour him with a murderous menace, his dislike and distrust of the British workman became more and more ..."