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  • n. Plural form of musk-rat.

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Examples

  • I bet if plants can be carnivores, rats and musk-rats can be carnivores too.

    The Worst Thing I've Done

  • These were mighty hunters of minks and musk-rats, whence came the word

    Washington Irving

  • Only the day before yesterday the riders ceased beating up the reed-brakes, searching for just such fugitives as I. I.ve squirmed and burrowed and hidden like a snake, feasting on musk-rats I.caught and ate raw, for lack of fire to cook them.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • "Do you think a snake-killer kills musk-rats?" said Rikki-tikki scornfully.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • For two years, it is said, Wilson had only the company of his cattle, especially during the winter-time, and now and then a visit from an Indian, or a trapper after mink and musk-rats.

    Drifting Crane

  • I've squirmed and burrowed and hidden like a snake, feasting on musk-rats I caught and ate raw, for lack of fire to cook them.

    Conan the Freebooter

  • Others, however, think that the wall was originally entire except in a few instances, and that the breaks now apparent were formed by natural causes, such as water gathering in pools, and musk-rats burrowing through the walls, and we are told that such an opening was seen forming in the year 1847.

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races

  • For musk-rats use sweet apples or vegetables for bait.

    One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed

  • But Bertie reasoned within himself, -- other fellows caught musk-rats, why should not he?

    Baby Pitcher's Trials Little Pitcher Stories

  • This is the great beaver nursery, which continues to replace the numbers destroyed in the more exposed situations; there is, nevertheless, a sensible decrease in the returns of the fur since the introduction of steel traps among the natives: there are also otters, musk-rats, minxes, and lynxes.

    Notes of a Twenty-Five Years' Service in the Hudson's Bay Territory Volume I.

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