from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The qualities or practices of a ratter; apostasy; tergiversation.
  • noun A place where rats are kept or that is suitable for such use.

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  • noun A place where rats are bred.


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  • Have you not made a perfect rattery of yourself, yawning at every possible chink and crumbling at the underpinning, and keeping me awake night after night by the tramp of a whole brigade of the Grand Army that slaughtered Bishop Hatto?

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 57, July, 1862


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