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rat in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishratrat1 /ræt/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 HBAan animal that looks like a large mouse with a long tail2 spokenBAD PERSON someone who has been disloyal to you or deceived you But you promised to help us, you rat!3 look like a drowned rat4 (like) rats leaving the sinking ship rat race, rats, → smell a rat at smell2(7)
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ratOld steamboats with their scrollwork more scrolled and withered by weathers sat in the mud inhabited by rats.He ran on laughing, used to having rats thrown at him.This is a good way to get back at that rat Yossarian.The electrodes gave the rats access to their own stores of bliss-producing neurotransmitters.But the immature brain cells were the most effective treatment in the rats, says Sandberg.The rat weights did not differ between the groups.The rats eventually managed to press the lever very quickly after being placed in the box, in order to receive their reward.The rats must have learned the maze earlier and were demonstrating latent learning.