Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pocket-gopher of the genus Thomomys, found in sandy places in the western coast-region of North America; the camass-rat.
  • n. A molder in an iron-foundry. Also called sand-puncher.

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Examples

  • The Girdi ( "sand-rat") had ceased to burrow the banks; but the jerboa had made regular rabbit-warrens.

    The Land of Midian — Volume 2

  • "No, by gosh! not enough to make a drink for a sand-rat."

    The Scalp Hunters

  • "Thur's no time to be wasted, then, cap; if Dacoma's men makes thur appearance, all I've been a-sayin 'won't be worth the skin o' a sand-rat."

    The Scalp Hunters

  • (“sand-rat”) had ceased to burrow the banks; but the jerboa had made regular rabbit-warrens.

    The Land of Midian

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