wharf rat

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someone who lives near wharves and lives by pilfering from ships or warehouses

brown rat that infests wharves

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Soon, these "wharf rats," among the region's poorest and most exploited workers, became "lords of the docks," commanding the highest wages and best conditions of any blue-collar worker in the region.
The boat club was in a shallow, reedy section of Lake Scugog, and there were leeches in the water, and wharf rats that sometimes took up residence in the boats or the rundown clubhouse.
Dewsbury Wharf Rats, who meet at the Leggers Inn in Savile Town, Dewsbury, want to raise PS2,500 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
And this month they are inviting supporters to join them for The Wharf Rats Pie Night at the Leggers on Wednesday, March 30 at 7.30pm.
Wary of the daylight they lurked in the night shadows of Haifa docks like wharf rats, referred to their victims as "terrorists", and falsely accused them of shooting at commandos who were indulging a blood bath totally outside of any remit granted by International Law.
Wild Norway rats-also called wharf rats, sewer rats or brown rats-can weigh nearly 2 pounds and transmit a variety of diseases to humans.
There are also a large number of scorpions and wharf rats.
THE European premiere of the play From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks is at the Casa in Hope Street tonight and tomorrow.
Those belly-crawling wharf rats should have surrendered when they had the chance.
Brinkley as a kid, wandering down to the docks at the end of Walnut Street in Wilmington, North Carolina, watching as bales of cotton are compressed to a third of their original size so they can fit in the hold of a freighter; watching as men shoot big ugly wharf rats with .22 rifles for amusement; watching a ship from England pull in and deposit on southern soil a sporty, snappy, MG convertible.
Page 15 BIKERS from the Dewsbury Wharf Rats motorcycle club are to embark on a 24-hour return ride to John O' Groats in Scotland.
The riders, all members of the Dewsbury Wharf Rats motorcycle club, have set a target of PS2,500.
Organiser and one of the founders of the club, Craig Andrews, said the Wharf Rats group was set up last April and were looking for a cause to support.