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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rat that infests wharves and ships.
  • noun Slang A person who frequents wharves.

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  • noun An alternative term for the brown rat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who lives near wharves and lives by pilfering from ships or warehouses
  • noun brown rat that infests wharves

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