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- n. A place where rats are bred.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The qualities or practices of a ratter; apostasy; tergiversation.
- n. A place where rats are kept or that is suitable for such use.
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Have you not made a perfect rattery of yourself, yawning at every possible chink and crumbling at the underpinning, and keeping me awake night after night by the tramp of a whole brigade of the Grand Army that slaughtered Bishop Hatto?