sand rat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sand rat southern European gerbil
    • n sand rat small nearly naked African mole rat of desert areas
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sand rat (Zoöl) the pocket gopher.
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Usage

In literature:

Oh, be the Holy Poker, there's red rats comin' out of the sand!
"The Blue Lagoon" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
All the help she had was a girl she just knew didn't have sense enough to pound sand into a rat-hole.
"Letters of a Woman Homesteader" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
That fool Laskowski, so you thought, he'll never get beyond pounding sand in a rat-hole.
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
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In poetry:

Were I gray as the grayest old rat in the wall,
My locks would turn brown at the sight of you all;
If my heart were as dry as the shell on the sand,
It would fill like the goblet I hold in my hand.
"Our Indian Summer" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

The idea for the sandrat sculpture grew out of a request for Tefft, a Kansas University professor emeritus of art, to create a sand rat mascot.
The Sands was most famous as the home of the Rat Pack, and its Copa Room hosted many legendary performances.
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