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sewer rat

A common brown rat, so-called because it is often found in sewers. Why are you screaming? Haven't you ever seen a sewer rat before? Walk faster, there are sewer rats in here!
See also: rat, sewer
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And like the attic toys, closet monsters, and sewer rats, he too is not simply a pile of trash.
When will we find a government with the commitment to bring peace and harmony to our neighbourhoods once and for all and rid them of the sewer rats who live amongst us all Joe (a very concerned grandfather of three), West Derby
TAKEAWAY food fans who aren't fussy where they dump their leftovers are being blamed for bringing sewer rats on to the streets of the West Midlands.
But we set him a challenge in 2014: make this the year where we protect victims of crimes rather than making excuses for the sewer rats who commit them.
At the time, he said: "For many years I have thought he (Diouf) was the gutter type - I was going to call him a sewer rat, but that might be insulting to sewer rats.
During the riots, primary school kids with crew cuts and sticky-out ears swarmed through smashed-in windows like sewer rats.
He said: "For many years I have thought Diouf was the gutter type - I was going to call him a sewer rat but that might be insulting to sewer rats.
The high moral ground collapses as the sewer rats devour the foundations of decency.
mlcliot gw I was going to call Diouf a sewer rat, but that might be insulting to sewer rats NEIL WARNOCK was enraged in January 2011 when, as QPR manager, he claimed that Blackburn's El-Hadji Diouf abused Jamie Mackie as he lay on the pitch with a broken leg during an FA Cup clash (below).
I was going to call him a sewer rat but that would be insulting sewer rats.
They appeared from nowhere like sewer rats and they disappeared as quickly.
All these areas have been, by the very nature of rural and residential environments, breeding places for sewer rats and water rats.