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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A workman employed to destroy or drive away vermin.

Usage examples (37)
  • The rustic hermit and philosopher, Patience, and Marcasse the rat-catcher, in
  • "He's a lucky boy, " the rat-catcher would boast to his friends as he tossed Sharpe a farthing.
  • Why else do you think one can play a body-snatcher or a political pamphleteer or a rat-catcher?
  • He destroyed a great many rats in Phrygia, and was probably the first "rat-catcher to the King." for more
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