The prisoner asked the non-commissioned officer to have his water-jug emptied and refilled, as there was a drowned rat in it.
I opened it, an' there was a stranger—a Injun—lookin' like a drowned rat.
I dripped like a drowned rat and when my fellow passengers saw me they roared.
It's because you are wet—wet as a drowned rat—that I'm askin' you to come in.
He was, besides, most unmistakably, as wet as a drowned rat!
You don't have to fight when you're wetter'n a drowned rat, and so tired you're ready to drop, do you?
“I—I feel like a drowned rat,” she laughed, shaking water out of her hair.
Looking, he says, like a drowned rat, his appearance caused "great amazement."
It is said that Wolfe scrambled from the water like a drowned rat and led the rush with no other weapon in hand but his cane.
In the midst of it, the Crows noticed a Monkey sliding along, drenched and draggle-tailed, looking like a drowned rat.