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 +<< [[contents:​index| Dictionary Index]] << [[contents:​r|Definitions under R]]
 +====== Rat ======
 +A [[c:​compositor|compositor]],​ or [[p:​pressman|pressman]],​ who executes work at less than the regular prices, or for less than the generality of the trade think it deserves, or for less than the [[c:​chapel|chapel]] decides it ought to be paid, or for less than others are paid for it, becomes what is termed a //rat//; the most miserable situation, perhaps, that a workman can be placed in. He is hooted at and despised by the rest of the workmen in every house where he may obtain employment; and this feeling towards him does not subside, for the opprobrious epithet accompanies him for life.