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drowned rat

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • It's because you are wet—wet as a drowned rat—that I'm askin' you to come in.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He was holding in his hands a little animal that resembled a drowned rat.

    Chasing an Iron Horse Edward Robins
  • I opened it, an' there was a stranger—a Injun—lookin' like a drowned rat.

    Kiddie the Scout

    Robert Leighton
  • He was, besides, most unmistakably, as wet as a drowned rat!

    Bob Strong's Holidays John Conroy Hutcheson
  • You don't have to fight when you're wetter'n a drowned rat, and so tired you're ready to drop, do you?

  • Nothing in the world but a drowned rat, Mrs. Van Brunt, don't you see?

    The Wide, Wide World Susan Warner
  • Looking, he says, like a drowned rat, his appearance caused "great amazement."

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • Ferral, wet as a drowned rat, was sitting up on the floor of the car, his back against the rail.

    Motor Matt's Hard Luck Stanley R. Matthews
  • “I—I feel like a drowned rat,” she laughed, shaking water out of her hair.

    Danger at the Drawbridge Mildred A. Wirt
  • I dripped like a drowned rat and when my fellow passengers saw me they roared.

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