from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A ratter or rat-catcher.

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  • noun rare Alternative form of ratter.


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  • With regard to the Franchise, I have no fear of Household Suffrage, and I prefer it to the more limited measure which you formerly advocated, because it brings into play a greater variety of interests; and, if it is liable to the objection that it gives votes to the ignorant and the profligate, I answer that your bill would have bestowed still greater, because more exclusive and more concentrated power, upon a class which comprises not only the Lancashire operative, but the Sheffield rattener.

    Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2 Robert Ornsby 1854


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