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black rat

n.
A common rat (Rattus rattus) found worldwide, especially in populated areas, having a black or dark brown coat.
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All rat kings studied consisted of the black rat, Rattus rattus L., except for one find from Java, which consisted of the field rat R.
Favorite Foods: Fruit, grain, insects and small animals, The best baits are peanut butter, pieces of fruit or nut meats, Black rats are fearful and avoid new traps, which should be moved no more often than once a week.
(In this regard, the projection of white supervision onto the cat is the flip side, so to speak, of the projection of a certain black self-policing onto the black rat from the novel's opening.) But to say that Bigger's vision, or narrative if you will, is not paranoid does not mean that this projection, though emotionally or psychologically powerful, helps him understand how the system works.
Close attention should be paid to the multifaceted diagnosis of SEOV infection (Appendix Table) in patients exposed to brown or black rat excreta, including pet rat owners.
Whether it is worth going to see will, to a degree, depend on the prowess of the Black RAT Production company.
For a start, it doesn't stock the homebrewed beer of the Huddersfield hostelry, temptingly called Rat Black Rat.
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THE best-known rat species are the black rat (Rattus rattus) and brown rat (Rattus norvegicus).