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Water rat   /wˈɔtər ræt/   Listen
Water rat

A person who enjoys being in or on the water.  Synonym: water dog.
Common large Eurasian vole.  Synonyms: Arvicola amphibius, water vole.
Any of various amphibious rats.

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"Water rat" Quotes from Famous Books

... into the water and they began moving slowly ahead. Inch by inch they entered the lighted area and moved on. A water rat swam past them in the middle of the canal. It left a wide ripple behind it, and the sentries jerked up their guns. One of them laughed and picked up a rock. He tossed it at the rat. The rat dived with a loud splash. Both soldiers laughed ...
— A Yankee Flier Over Berlin • Al Avery

... living species there were present in mid-Pleistocene times, the brown bear, the grizzly bear, the wolf, the fox, the stag, the roe, the urus or the wild-ox, the aurochs or European bison, the hippopotamus, the horse, the wild boar, the beaver, the water rat, the lion, sometimes spoken of as the cave-lion and being the same species as the Felis leo of to-day, the lynx, the panther or leopard, the wild cat, the spotted hyena, the otter, the musk sheep, and the marmot. No animal was domesticated ...
— The Tree-Dwellers • Katharine Elizabeth Dopp

... lasting things, and it was like hearing some one read a tale. She did not stir. She forgot that this was Charles; it was a simple heart become articulate. And then suddenly the voice stopped and the orchestra, as though in relief, in triumph, seemed to play more loudly. A water rat dived again, a duck quacked sleepily and a branch of a tree creaked mournfully under a lost ...

Words linked to "Water rat" :   field mouse, Florida water rat, vole, water dog, gnawer, sailor, crewman, Arvicola, genus Arvicola, beaver rat, rodent

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