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  • noun Conglomeration of rats, the tails of which have been knotted together.


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  • In crowded conditions rats' tails become tangled together with dirt and excrement until they eventually fuse to become a multi-headed vermin. Gross!

    November 10, 2007

  • I've seen this referred to as the reverse: a king rat. Also the title of a novel I read yonks ago.

    November 11, 2007