Origin of ratcatcher
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The coming man, so long expected, is it seems the rat-catcher.Curiosities of Civilization
What the musket is to the soldier, the spade is to the rat-catcher.Studies in the Art of Rat-catching
H. C. Barkley
And so he resolved that, this time, the rat-catcher should be sent for in earnest.
The rat-catcher had been and gone, after doing his business and receiving his pay.
The rat-catcher was furious when he saw her coming back before her time.The Blue Moon
- a person whose job is to destroy or drive away vermin, esp rats
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Word Origin and History for rat-catcher
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