Rat-goose

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rat-goose rat′-gōōs the brent or brant goose.
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Usage

In literature:

It's the goose girl, Gretel, looking for rats.
"Hans Brinker" by Mary Mapes Dodge
There was none left at all for the cat, or the goose, or the rat.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
Voost," retorted another gruffly, "that's about as near the fact as you ever get; it's the goose-girl, Gretel, looking for rats.
"Hans Brinker" by Mary Mapes Dodge
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