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  • noun US muskrat


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  • I had lived on mushrat for forty days and the first day out I shot a doe, and added about ten pounds to my load, this meat was quite an improvement on rat. the evening of the third day I camped on Hopkins creek under an old hemlock tree.

    Black Beaver The Trapper

  • De musquash, w'at you call de mushrat -- dat don 'hurt de meat 'cause you call um rat!

    Connie Morgan in the Fur Country

  • There Elburtus stood, with his nose a bleedin ', and his whiskers singed, and a drippin' like a mushrat.

    Sweet Cicely — or Josiah Allen as a Politician

  • "No," says he, "he's not fond of reading, but I know an old mushrat that's fond of anything like print.

    W. A. G.'s Tale


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