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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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  • The prisoner asked the non-commissioned officer to have his water-jug emptied and refilled, as there was a drowned rat in it.

    Trooper 3809 Lionel Decle
  • I opened it, an' there was a stranger—a Injun—lookin' like a drowned rat.

    Kiddie the Scout Robert Leighton
  • 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.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • 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?

  • “I—I feel like a drowned rat,” she laughed, shaking water out of her hair.

    Danger at the Drawbridge Mildred A. Wirt
  • Looking, he says, like a drowned rat, his appearance caused "great amazement."

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • 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.

    The Talking Thrush William Crooke

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