Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Examples from the Web for rat-poison
Timar drinks the coffee with the thought that perhaps there is rat-poison in it.Timar's Two Worlds
He testified to having handled that particular variety of rat-poison in very large quantities for many years.
Also he admitted with equal readiness that she might have found an empty box which had once contained a rat-poison.
At five o'clock in the arternoon Ginger Dick was talking about two-penn'orth o' rat-poison.The Understudy
A rat-poison may be met with composed of baric carbonate, sugar, and oatmeal, flavoured with a little oil of aniseed and caraway.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth