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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.
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- n. a small dirty uncomfortable room
- n. a hole (as in the wall of a building) made by rats
Earlier this year, human rights organizations charged that over 70,000 children were impressed into labor in some of the nation's most dangerous "rathole" mines.
We were concerned when bush was throwing money down a rathole.
In the Jaintia Hills in northeast India, according to human-rights organizations, more than 70,000 children continue to labor in dangerous rathole coal mines.
In the Jaintia Hills in northeast India, according to human rights organizations, over 70,000 children continue to labor in dangerous rathole coal mines.
Can you provide a link to the “hundreds of billions” you claimed were currently being “thrown down the global warming rathole”?
However, when we're talking about government jobs that are no longer needed at the post office, it's cause for celebration because it means billions of taxpayer dollars aren't going to be thrown down a rathole.
The fact that so many millions of people get their news from a corporation beholden only to their stockholders is much worse than corporations throwing money down a rathole like the McCain/Palin campaign …
Despite an ever-decreasing rate-of-return per unit of drilling effort, billions of dollars in subsidies continued to be poured down the rathole, pardon me, the oil well.
Despite the "Freedom to Farm Act" of 1996 (courtesy Bureau of Orwellian Legislative Titling) we are still pouring billions down the rathole of farm aid.
I see countries like Korea, that have made almost superhuman progress economically speaking, going down the rathole of European style welfare statism, rather than emulating the economic dynamism that is the US.