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  • n. An entrance to a living area or passageway used by mice or rats.
  • n. A living area used by mice or rats.
  • n. A particularly squalid human residence.
  • n. An area of a silo that has undergone ratholing, so that material moves mostly through the centre and accumulates around the edges.
  • v. to hoard.
  • v. to take a conversation off topic, especially in technical meetings.
  • v. to surreptitiously or prematurely remove chips during a poker game.
  • v. (of material) to empty only in the center of a hopper or silo, persisting circumferentially.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small dirty uncomfortable room
  • n. a hole (as in the wall of a building) made by rats

Etymologies

rat +‎ hole (Wiktionary)

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