Definition of Trade rat
1. Noun. Any of several bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Neotoma of western North America; hoards food and other objects.
Generic synonyms: Wood Rat, Wood-rat
Group relationships: Genus Neotoma, Neotoma
Specialized synonyms: Dusky-footed Woodrat, Neotoma Fuscipes
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Literary usage of Trade rat
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1. The Wonders of the Colorado Desert (southern California) Its Rivers and Its by George Wharton James (1906)
"The trade-rat, or more properly the bush-rat (Neotoma Mexi- cana), is one of the interesting animals found on the desert edges. ..."
2. Oh, Shoot!: Confessions of an Agitated Sportsman by Rex Beach (1921)
"I told her a trade rat probably had it, but she allowed a trade cowboy had probably done the trick. I saw she didn't believe there was any such rats, ..."
3. The Land of Sunshine by Charles Fletcher Lummis (1896)
"THE trade rat. ... certainly none more, than did a little animal known as the " pile " or " trade " rat — so called on account of its perennial desire to ..."
4. The Popular Science Monthly (1885)
"... trade-rat. The first, of course, refers to their native home ; the second to the sound of their gnawing, scarcely to be distinguished from the sawing of ..."
5. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1885)
"... dwellers in the Rocky Mountains • and adjacent hills, and are known among us by various significant names, as mountain-rat, timber-rat, and trade-rat. ..."
6. Outdoor Heritage by Harold Child Bryant (1919)
"Though the wood rat is troublesome in a cabin, it more often sticks to its home in the Packrat" and "trade rat" are names given it be- i habit of carrying ..."
7. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1841)
"... with 13000 inhabitants, which has a harbour for small vessels, and carries on a considerable trade. Rat-phri has 10000, Pak- prek 8000, ..."