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ratty

ra tee

  • a  of or characteristic of rats
  • s  showing signs of wear and tear
    a ratty old overcoat
  • s  dirty and infested with rats

  • Instead of medals, he carried a well-thumbed Bible; instead of doeskin gloves, a single dress shirt, a plastic wing collar given to him by a friend, a ratty grey Shetland .
  • The new bills, printed on a peculiar plastic-like material in an unfamiliar size and adorned with never-before-seen designs, are meant to replace the old, ratty paper bills that .
  • Instead, these space things, more than a million of them, hang around for 20 years in a ratty part of Joburg called District 9 while their vehicle awaits the spare parts it needs .
News & Articles

  • Wise Up
    I’m writing this article while sitting in my father’s chair. You know the chair of which I speak. It is that ratty old recliner that occupies the living room, den, or man-cave that no guest or other family member is...
    June 16, 2013 - New Orleans Times-Picayune
  • Thanks, Dad, for being a wise man
    I'm writing this article while sitting in my father's chair. You know the chair of which I speak. It is that ratty old recliner that occupies the living room, den, or man-cave that no guest or other family member is ever allowed access.
    June 15, 2013 - Detroit News
  • A tale of two men and a wooden boat
    Ratty and Moley, the nicknames of two Oceanside men, have set sail for the San Diego Wooden Boat Festival.
    June 14, 2013 - U-T San Diego
Quotes

  • Phil Garner in USA Today
    That's just one of those rotten, stinking, no-good, ratty things that have happened to us this year,Garner said. "The ball gets caught up in the sun and there are two guys battling to catch it. It's not poor defense, just a rotten thing to...
  • Richard Nixon in Prison Planet.com
    In one discussion Nixon tells his advisors, "But it's not just the ratty part of town. The upper class in San Francisco is that way. The Bohemian Grove, which I attend from time to time . . . It is the most faggy goddamned thing you could ever...
  • Rich Aurilia in ESPN
    The likeness of it is pretty similar, but it looks like pre-Cy Young Timmy, not post-Cy Young Timmy,San Francisco teammate Rich Aurilia said of Digital Lincecum. "They need to trim him up there. The hair is kind of ratty on the little...

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